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To celebrate Vikings Live, we have replaced our Roman alphabet with the runic alphabet used by the Vikings, the Scandinavian ‘Younger Futhark’. The ‘Younger Futhark’ has only 16 letters, so we have used some of the runic letters more than once or combined two runes for one Roman letter.

For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

More information about how we have ‘runified’ this site

 
Four Ru-type stoneware rectangular test piece samples.  The pieces have a buff body, and each piece has slightly different glaze with varying levels of crackle. Glaze applied to one side of pieces, which have been pierced to aid removal from kiln.

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Four Ru-type stoneware rectangular test piece samples. The pieces have a buff body, and each piece has slightly different glaze with varying levels of crackle. Glaze applied to one side of pieces, which have been pierced to aid removal from kiln.

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  • Four Ru-type rectangular test piece samples made from buff stoneware. Each piece has slightly different glaze with varying levels of crackle. Glaze applied to one side of pieces, which have been pierced to aid removal from kiln.

    Full: Front

  • Four Ru-type stoneware rectangular test piece samples.  The pieces have a buff body, and each piece has slightly different glaze with varying levels of crackle. Glaze applied to one side of pieces, which have been pierced to aid removal from kiln.

    Full: Front

  • Four Ru-type stoneware rectangular test piece samples.  The pieces have a buff body, and each piece has slightly different glaze with varying levels of crackle. Glaze applied to one side of pieces, which have been pierced to aid removal from kiln.

    Front:Top