Korpson's Practical Pot Emporium

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“Pottery for Historical Re-enactors”

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  • Banquet Beaker

    Banquet Beaker

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  • Hand-thrown Beaker

    Hand-thrown Beaker

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    £12.50 6 in stock

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  • Bar Lip Cooking Pot

    Bar Lip Cooking Pot

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    £120.00 1 in stock

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  • Costrel - Pilgrim Flask (Late Roman)

    Costrel - Pilgrim Flask (La...

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  • Bowl

    Bowl

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  • Bowl

    Bowl

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  • Hand Thrown Cup

    Hand Thrown Cup

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  • Bowl

    Bowl

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  • Platter

    Platter

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  • Torksey Platter

    Torksey Platter

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  • Torksey Platter

    Torksey Platter

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  • Shoulder vessel

    Shoulder vessel

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  • Hand-thrown Beaker

    Hand-thrown Beaker

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  • Hand-thrown Beaker

    Hand-thrown Beaker

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  • Hand-Thrown. Beaker

    Hand-Thrown. Beaker

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  • Hand-Thrown Beaker

    Hand-Thrown Beaker

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    Hand-thrown Beaker

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  • Hand-thrown Bearer

    Hand-thrown Bearer

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  • Hand-thrown Beaker

    Hand-thrown Beaker

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    Hand-thrown Beaker

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  • Hand-thrown Beaker

    Hand-thrown Beaker

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    Hand-thrown Beaker

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    Hand-thrown Beaker

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  • Hand-thrown Beaker

    Hand-thrown Beaker

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  • Hand-thrown Beaker

    Hand-thrown Beaker

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  • Hang-thrown Beaker

    Hang-thrown Beaker

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    £12.00 1 in stock

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  • Hand-thrown Beaker

    Hand-thrown Beaker

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    £12.00 1 in stock

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  • Hand-thrown beaker

    Hand-thrown beaker

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  • Hand-thrown Bowl

    Hand-thrown Bowl

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  • Hand-thrown Bowl

    Hand-thrown Bowl

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  • Socketed Bowl

    Socketed Bowl

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  • Hand-thrown bowl

    Hand-thrown bowl

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  • Hand-thrown bowl

    Hand-thrown bowl

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  • Hand-thrown bowl

    Hand-thrown bowl

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  • Hand-thrown Platter

    Hand-thrown Platter

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About Korpson's Practical Pot Emporium

Korpson's Practical Pot Emporium

Practical pottery for historical re-enactors.

As a historical re-enactor with over 25 years in the field, numerous battles throughout the UK, several skirmishes into Norway and countless exploits in the living history encampment, I can honestly say that at the end of the day what you really need is a good hot meal and a plentiful supply of ale… and what do you need to produce and eat such fine fare?

Practical, tough, functional domestic wear.

I know the knocks, the misuse, the accidents, and the constant packing and unpacking you and your pottery suffer take their toll. A chip here, a crack there and over time that once perfect vessel no longer holds its beer as well as it once did (much like me).

For almost as long as I’ve been involved in historical re-enactment I have been a potter. Initially studying 3D Design at York College and then running my own studio’s in Robin Hood’s Bay and Whitby in North Yorkshire and now based in East Yorkshire.

During this time, I have researched and experimented with the pottery styles and production techniques from the Late Romano-British and Early Medieval periods, producing both museum pieces and usable re-enactment pottery for Late Roman, Saxon and Viking re-enactors and groups.

The pottery I produce for re-enactment is tough, hardwearing and can be used on a daily basis. Individual pieces are either hand thrown, hand built or in some instances slip cast, they are then fired to a high temperature in a modern kiln. I use a food-safe, lead free clear glaze on the interior of the pottery as I find this helps with keeping pieces clean and hygienic. (I remember once thoroughly washing an unglazed cooking pot, but after storage for several weeks it had grown a furry coat….).

Although firing in a modern kiln will mean the pottery does not show the blackened look of an authentic clamp kiln, cooking pots will soon take on this look once they have been used over an open fire a few times.