Replica Roman Kiln, Manor Field, Covington
See also Jigsaw Cambs.
In July, Jigsaw Cambs. ran an experimental archaeology training course during which participants would build and fire a replica Roman kiln in Manor Field, Covington. The activity was led by Jon Cane who has built two other kilns, the last one being at Fane Road, Peterborough. The kiln took one day to build, one day to fire and a further day to cool, empty and remove. Jigsaw members who had made or decorated pots in earlier courses on Medieval and Roman pottery were given the opportunity to have their work fired in this kiln. Pots made by Jon that were also fired in the kiln were offered for sale at the Training Dig Open Day. Enjoy the selection of photos below (kindly taken by John Turrell) recording every stage of the process.