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16012Re: [SCA Newcomers] Feast gear question

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  • D'vorah bint al-Attar
    Jan 1, 2011
      On 1 Jan 2011, at 11:41 AM, Maryelizabeth wrote:

      > Our family is a mix of various time periods and cultures, so I guess a generic set is what I am after. My persona is late 15th/early 16th century Italian, my husband's is working-class tudor, my son Peter, has a landsknecht persona and the youngest, Ben, has a Viking persona.
      > If it is more correct for us to have different shaped plates, that is fine, as I found a couple of places where they can be purchased individually for a reasonable price.

      Part of that will depend on what material is being worked. You can do certain things more easily with wood, certain things more easily with ceramic, certain things more easily with metal, bone, and so on. It'll also depend on the method of construction. Wood and metal workers here can speak to that; as a potter, I can tell you that hand-building dishes are easy enough in any shape, but wheel-throwing makes a round shape more natural to create. Notice, I said more natural -- you can make a square plate or bowl on a pottery wheel, but it'll be round until you manipulate the shape with your hands or tools for shaping once it's off the wheel.
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