StudioEmilia2

Archaeology, Ancient Craft, Tools, and more

Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Announcement    I am still in Minneapolis, and have been working on new, fun things for the shop. The newest items are straight from my new lathe! Yes, in addition to everything else, I have taken up woodworking and am having a wonderful time turning out spindles and reproductions of Bronze Age hand distaffs. With luck I'll get some bronze casting done while I'm here, too!

Because I do travel a lot, it's a pain to keep updating postage rates from different countries, so I offer free postage on all my items. Some countries take longer than others to process packages, so please consider that it might take awhile if I am shipping from Europe to the US, or vice versa.

If you want to know more about my work in experimental archaeology, check out my website, Ancient Tools and Craft ancienttools.net or visit my Patreon page https://www.patreon.com/archaeology.

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 22, 2020

I am still in Minneapolis, and have been working on new, fun things for the shop. The newest items are straight from my new lathe! Yes, in addition to everything else, I have taken up woodworking and am having a wonderful time turning out spindles and reproductions of Bronze Age hand distaffs. With luck I'll get some bronze casting done while I'm here, too!

Because I do travel a lot, it's a pain to keep updating postage rates from different countries, so I offer free postage on all my items. Some countries take longer than others to process packages, so please consider that it might take awhile if I am shipping from Europe to the US, or vice versa.

If you want to know more about my work in experimental archaeology, check out my website, Ancient Tools and Craft ancienttools.net or visit my Patreon page https://www.patreon.com/archaeology.

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Stonehenge

$20.00

Trash Bandit

$30.00

The Guardian

$15.00

Giovanna Fregni

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Giovanna Fregni

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About StudioEmilia2

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A life of craft and archaeology

Years ago I was a jeweller and gem cutter. I had a studio with all the equipment, but then one day I decided that I needed to go in another direction.

When you work in crafts, you have a lot of time to think. Your mind can wander, and I began to think about where all this came from. Making jewellery, the tools I used, the techniques handed down by my teachers from their teachers.

Fast forward a few years, and I have a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and have relocated to Sheffield in England to do a MSc and PhD in archaeological metals. I completed those degrees and now travel and work as an archaeologist, not only excavating, but also on collections of ancient metals, and speaking at conferences. I also work in experimental archaeology where I run workshops teaching others to cast bronze and replicate ancient metalworking techniques. Yep, I am living my daydream where I have discovered how the first metalworking was done and have even made and use my own replica metalsmithing tools.

I don’t have much of a home-base these days, since I am travelling around Europe and the US. Being on the road means I have to travel light. While I do get together with others and cast bronze and make jewellery, I regularly pack needlework with me. Working with my hands keeps me sane and gives me something to do while on the road. This last trip I packed more yarn than clothes, but then being in England means I can stock up on some of the finest yarn available.

It shouldn’t be surprising that most of what I do ends up with an archaeological theme, skulls and trowels are always chosen for symbols of archaeology. And while archaeologists don’t dig up dinosaurs, most of us are intrigued by them. The other animals are made on a whim. I’ve always liked unusual animals and have been fascinated with dodos since I was a kid.

As I said in my listings, the items you buy might be posted from anywhere. One month I’ll be in Ireland, another month in England or Italy. I’ll do my best to make sure they get to you quickly and maybe with a postcard of where I am at the moment.

If you’d like to learn a bit more about what I do, check out my website: Ancient Tools and Craft, http://ancienttools.net/

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