painted plates (was: feast gear)
- Pren wrote:
> His plate was painted (looked like it was made at one of those paintThat depends on the period. Where and when did you want your plates to
> you own ceramics places) with his arms. I loved it! I want some dishes
> just like that! are they at all period?
Fifteenth- and sixteenth-century maiolica often incorporated heraldic
designs. The Gutenberg School of Scribes
<http://www.rencentral.com/GSS/lesson11-maiolica.shtml> and Mary's
Maiolica Arts <http://www.marysmaiolicaarts.com/> both offer historic
and "how to" information on maiolica, with photos of artifact pieces.
In an earlier post you indicated you were "shooting for" England,
around 1350, as your persona's setting. Maiolica was being done that
early, but the color palette was limited (there's info on that on the
sites I cited above) and I don't know whether heraldic motifs had yet
become common. There are photos of some 14th-century pieces at
style is known as "archaic maiolica". If you're trying to match your
feast gear to your persona, don't forget that maiolica wasn't made in
England (at least that early), so such plates would've been import
items, possibly quite expensive.
Barony of Bryn Gwlad
Kingdom of Ansteorra
- Dear Coblaith,
Thanks so much for the information. How did you get to know
about this type of functional art? Ok just currious. Here is the rest
of my response.....
***That depends on the period. Where and when did you want your
plates to be from?
I am still deciding on this. I keep changing my mind and I thought I
would just see what sort of items (dishes, clothes, art etc.)
appealed to me and go from there. Instead of trying to pick based on
the history of an area but that was getting too confusing for me. I
am a total maggpie. I like stuff and fancy stuff too!
I really appreciate the links and i printed out the information and
will read it tonight. The art of these painted plates are beautiful.
Can you imagine setting an entire feast table with these!? wow.
***If you're trying to match your feast gear to your persona, don't
forget that maiolica wasn't made in England (at least that early), so
such plates would've been import items, possibly quite expensive.
I am trying to match everything up, well eventually. For now I am
kind of testing different areas of interest. Like I have already made
an Italian dress, Im working on a german one, and I have an
Elizabethan in the planning stages. I figure I will wear them around
and see which suits me best. Its like my wedding dress you know. I
thought I knew what wanted till I was forced into this dress I was
sure I would hate and it was like "Yup this is the one. It was made
just for me" I figure it will be like that with a persona. You Know?
Thanks for the information! Pren
lyondemere, kingdom of caid
> --- In scanewcomers@y..., "yukemiha654" <yukemiha654@y...> wrote:Perhaps this is an older message, or perhaps I just missed it
>> Hello everyone. I'm new to the sca and I have a lot of questions
>> am having difficulty finding any info or any help from anyone for
>> that matter. I have yet to come up with a persona nor do I have a
>> name. Any ideas on where to look for interesting time periods or
Check out this file in the PERSONA section of the Florilegium for some
little used persona ideas.
Som-Per-Ideas-art (16K) 12/31/02 "Some Persona Ideas" by HL Elaine de
Montgris (known as 'Lainie).
Also look at the other files on personas in that section. For some
information on different time periods or cultures, take a look at the
files in the CULTURES section.
>> Also, I have some feast gear, but it is silver.... is that ok?For an upper class noble in mid-to late period, certainly. However,
>> Or should I continue my search for renaisance things.
for almost all countries, the dinner fork was almost unknown.
For some suggestions on feastgear from an SCA and period standpoint,
see this file in the FEASTS section:
feastgear-msg (44K) 3/24/08 Obtaining feastgear for use in the SCA.
cleaning wooden feastgear.
For information on forks and spoons and plates and such in period, see
the files in the FOOD-UTENSILS section:
For some info on making things like horn spoons, see some of the files
in the CRAFTS section such as:
Horn-Spoons-art (9K) 1/ 5/00 "Making Horn Spoons" by Mistress Gunnora
These would very appropriate for Viking Age persona, Norse or
otherwise. As would wood.
For things like horn, wood, bone utensils I would strongly recommend
reading the files in the FOOD-UTENSILS section before washing them,
and definitely before sticking such utensils in the dishwasher!
Who has gradually built up over the years a complete set of "pewter"
utensils, because pottery has a rather short lifetime with me!
THLord Stefan li Rous Barony of Bryn Gwlad Kingdom of Ansteorra
Mark S. Harris Austin, Texas StefanliRous@...
**** See Stefan's Florilegium files at: http://www.florilegium.org ****