Journal articleI remember the day I first encountered the work of Emmeline Hastings. It was in the wonderfully titled Not Too Precious exhibition of 25 international artists, who, as curator Dr Elizabeth Goring stated in the introduction to the catalogue, represented those makers who were ‘dedicated to using materials for their...
Journal articleScottish-born stylist, Ray Petri, founder of the maverick Buffalo Collective, defined the look and feel of the radical fashion magazines such as i-D, The Face and Arena. The Buffalo Boy look pioneered a more sexually ambiguous form of fashion iconography, undermining the putative immutability of normative codes of gender and...
Journal articleA pair of women's shoes dated c.1730-1760, was recently conserved for display in the Fashion and Style gallery at National musuems Scotland
Journal articleWhile cataloguing pottery from a private collection for an exhibition in the City of Edinburgh Museum, I realised just how little was known about a yellow galzed moulded jug marked "D Crowe/Montrose". I therefore decided to research the pottery and its wares.
Haggarty, George R
Journal articleIn 2001 National Museums Scotland (NMS) acquired an elaborately decorated but unmarked stoneware jug, which was tentatively linked to Newbigging Pottery in Musselburgh. Over the last year exhibition research has shed light on documentary evidemce, linking the jug to the pottery at Newbigging.
Journal articleNational Museums Scotland has one of the most important late Roman treasures in Europe, the Traprain Treasure, found in 1919 on Traprain Law, East Lothian, a hill top some 20 miles east of Edinburgh. The treasure is the largest and most important hoard of late Roman silver from beyond the...
Tate, Jim ; Troalen, Lore
Journal articleThe recent discovery of three pewter tappit hen measures from the excavation of a ship sunk off Mull in 1653 has enabled us to deduce something of the origins of this eponymous Scottish measure. They are of Scots pint, chopin and half-mutchkin capacity, and they display several hitherto unrecognised features....
Davies, Peter ; Dalgleish, George ; Lamb, David
Journal articleExcavations were undertaken in 1981 and 1990–1 at the site of the 18th-/19th-century ceramics manufacturing complex of West Pans, near Musselburgh. The foundations of several structures were uncovered although many proved impossible to interpret or date. Several puddling pits, most of them quite small, were identified, as was part of...
Lewis, John ; Cobo del Arco, Belen ; Eremin, Katherine ; Forbes, Shiela ; Gallagher, Denis …
Ceramic traditions - the evidence from clay sampling at two late prehistoric sites: Birnie (Moray) and Traprain Law (East Lothian), ScotlandClay sampling in archaeological studies has predominantly been used to answer questions of the provenance of ceramic materials, but recent literature has increasingly focused on further issues concerning material choices and selection (e.g. Martineau et al. 2007). These studies have often highlighted social mechanisms behind the selection of clays and...
Sahlén , Daniel