Return to Vounous
The 3rd Vounous Symposium is going wonderfully well. Kevin Frank and Chris Stein of Manufactum Historicum and I have been doing experiments with creating faience, including making it from locally resourced materials. Bronze casting is also underway. We have three furnaces this year, my little pit furnace from last year, one that is self drafting and one short shaft furnace. The above photo is a replica of a dagger we saw at the Museum of Archaeology and Nature, Gurzelyurt ( Morphou). We’ve also cast daggers that are replicas of one that was found here at Vounous. We plan to continue making replicas of the exquisite work made by the earliest metalsmiths in Cyprus.
I’ve recently started an Instagram account. If you want to follow me and see up to date photos from Vounous, look for fregnigiovanna, or check for postings with #ancienttoolsandcraft.