Alembic and pipkin?

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Alembic and pipkin?

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Hi all

I'm not sure if this is in the right bit of the forum (if not could a kindly mod move to somewhere more relevant?)

My partner is looking at developing a herb/apothecary workshop for schools and needs to buy a variety of things for it. Most of the stuff is fairly easy to source (pestles, mortars, plants etc) but two things that are proving elusive are an alembic (which is a kind of small still, I think) and a pipkin (small earthenware pot used for cooking over direct heat). Does anyone know where we might acquire such things?

Cheers

Chris

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Trinity court potteries for ceramic versions:
http://www.trinitycourtpotteries.co.uk/

I've been using Jim's stuff for years, as have many others. He sells sets of alembics and cucurbits, based upon actual originals from medieval finds in england. His pots are often bought by museums as examples of what the broken sherds looked like when new.

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Re: Alembic and pipkin?

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Hi Guthrie

Thanks for the quick response! I'll have a look.

Cheers

Chris

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Best phone him as well, he isn't so good with email. The only danger is that you'll end up chatting about interesting stuff for ages.

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Try Hinnie Annie as she gets glassware from Eva in Belgium who has made these before, in glass. The prices aren't too bad either.
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I think my mother uses one of these http://www.copper-alembic.com/

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