The Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology

Conference: One Thousand Years of Ceramic Innovation

5 October 2019

SPMA/MPRG Joint One-Day Conference

Mortimer Wheeler House, 46 Eagle Wharf Road, London N1 7ED

Conference fee: £25. The conference registration form is here.

Conference programme can be seen here

To book please contact Lorraine Mepham:

From the introduction of the potter’s wheel, to the spread of factory production during the Industrial Revolution and beyond, the ceramic industries of Europe have been progressively transformed by waves of innovation, which in turn have been passed on to other parts of the world. This joint conference, organized by the Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology and the Medieval Pottery Research Group, will focus on a wide range of technological, stylistic and functional advances that have taken place from the medieval period to the present day. These are manifested in innovative developments in methods of manufacture, ceramic fabrics, new and increasingly specialized forms, decorative styles and techniques, and their collective effect on the place and role of ceramics within society.

This conference will bring together speakers covering a diversity of topics, and will also be offering opportunities to visit the Museum of London’s Ceramics and Glass Collection.

Places are limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment. Tea, coffee and lunch will be provided.

Image taken by Andy Chopping, MOLA.