The Medieval Studies Forum will be hosting a full study day devoted to pottery studies, looking at its historical, technical, social and economic aspects. The interesting programme covers a wide range of topics and will include a tribute to Steve Nelson, a member of the Society and the Forum who contributed a great deal to the study of Medieval Pottery.
The programme has been finalised and is attached (as well as copied below). The cost of the day is £12. Payment can be made through PayPal or by cheque, which can be sent to the Society at the address indicated.
10.10 Pottery and People in Medieval Society: Duncan Brown (Historic England)
11.30 Surrey White Wares and how to tell them apart: Jacqui Pearce (MOLA)
12.15 Research on Surrey whitewares: a short outline of the work being undertaken: Lyn Spencer (SyAS), for her Master's Dissertation (UCL)
12.30 Two kilns at North Park Quarry, Bletchingley: greyware production in the Limpsfield tradition: Lorraine Mepham (Wessex Archaeology)
13.00 Lunch (During the lunch time there will be an opportunity for pottery identification)
13.40 Clays in Surrey: what, why, where?: Dr Mark Eller (Geologist MVGS)
14.30 Understanding the Early Medieval Pottery Assemblage from Lyminge: Dr Lisa Backhouse, Medieval Pottery Specialist
15.10 The work of Steve Nelson (in honour of): Nikki Cowlard (SyAS)
15.20 Closing Remarks