Lecture: “So you’d like a replica Wheathampstead Ewer…”
October 11, 2022 7:45 PM - 9:00 PM at Marlborough Road Methodist Church
Speaker: Roland Williamson
Roland Williamson a.k.a. Bodgit and Bendit produces a range of fine replicas, pottery jewellery and metalwork from the Bronze Age to the Medieval period for museums and collectors. Also working in bone, antler, wood and leather; diverse commissions have also included handsewn clothing and shoes, replica cheeses, hams and even log boats.
Creating these items – which allows people to encounter these objects in the way they were originally meant to be – necessitates a deep dive into understanding the originals ideally in person, which is enlightening and a pleasure. Originally specialising in objects from the Saxon and Viking period, we began by producing everything that a self-respecting Early Medieval person could wish for. Over the last 35 years this has branched out to include many other eras and peoples – Egyptians and Iron Age pieces being our latest ventures.