The art of Enamel
As part of our temporary exhibition, ‘Equus, the horse at war’ jewellery maker, Sophie Buckingham will be running an enamelling workshop where you’ll be able to have a go at making your own horse decoration.
Horses were enormously important to Roman warfare – and remained so until the Second World War. Many of the objects found on a fortress site relate to horse harnesses. Some of these were plain, but some were very elaborate and highly decorated with enamel. A beautifully decorated enamelled harness stud was found at Usk, just up the road from Caerleon and is now in the Museum’s collection.