History museum

Come see a clay amphora created at the Paso Robles History Museum


Master potter Scott Semple demonstrating the making of clay amphorae

-The Paso Robles Historical Society hosts a live creation of an amphora, a clay vessel used in winemaking for over 6,000 years. Legendary ceramist Scott Semple will use ancient techniques to demonstrate the art and form that are essential to the fermentation process in winemaking in front of the museum on Saturday, October 16 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The full day of events includes:

  • From 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, take 30-minute guided tours of the grand opening of the new exhibition, “6000 Years of Winemaking in Clay Amphorae”
  • 4:00 p.m. meet the winegrowers, Sherman Thacher and Brian Terrizzi, who carry on this ancestral tradition
  • Sign the amphora created by Semple

Future amphora events include films, lectures, tastings and more.

The event is free but reservations are recommended through Eventbrite.

The Paso Robles History Museum is located at 800 12e Street, Paso Robles in the downtown city park. For more information visit the website or call (805) 238-4996.

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