This site is primarily devoted to our time in the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) and a few other interests and has not been updated since we retired from the Society some years ago. We still feel that some of the content will be of interest and will keep this in place as an archive.
Since 2011, both of us have been involved in creating polymer clay jewelry and sculpture and plan to have websites where we will feature our art and jewelry.
Susan Downs Reed
Graphic designer, polymer clay artist, medievalist, bookworm
Susan joined the Society for Creative Anachronism in 1979 and was active for about 20 years as Teleri Talgellawg. In that time, she concentrated on clothing and needlework, even earning a Master’s degree in historic clothing and textiles from the University of Maryland.
She was also honored to become the Founding Baroness of Ponte Alto. Her archive on this site includes articles on various aspects of historical clothing, and life in the SCA.
She is also a member of the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids and her archive contains an article comparing and contrasting modern Druid groups and some other personal meditations.
Architect, polymer clay artist, bicyclist, manga fan
Ken was active in the SCA for about 20 years as Niäll McKennett. His concentration was on historical fencing/sword fighting and dance. He was also honored to become the Founding Baron of Ponte Alto. His archive on this site includes articles on various aspects of historical fencing and dance.