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Sunday, 7 February 2016

MPRG Website issues

MPRG apologises that some of the information on our web pages is out of date; we hope to update key information items soon and are looking at how we can manage the site better in the future. In the interim we are reviving this News blog and using our Facebook newsfeed to let you know of forthcoming conferences, meetings and items of ceramic interest.

Please see the posts below for information about our 2016 conference, reduced price Medieval Ceramics back issues and a reminder about our recent subscription increase.

MPRG Conference 20th - 22nd June 2016 Taunton

Our 2016 three-day conference will take place in Taunton, Somerset from 20th - 22nd June and will be examining the evidence for the production and consumption of the medieval and post-medieval pottery of the southwest of England. The first two days will be spent in Taunton and the third will consist of trips to see museum collections in the production centres of Bideford and Barnstaple.

Further information will be available in the Spring.

Conference 2016 Call for Papers

Production and Consumption of Medieval and Post-Medieval Pottery in the South West of England
20-22 June 2016 Taunton
The south-west of England has long been recognised as containing a number of pottery production centres spanning the medieval and post-medieval periods. As well as satisfying local demand, pottery from the south-west was widely distributed along coastal routes to south Wales, Ireland and across the Atlantic. Recent fieldwork, scientific analysis and the reassessment of existing data has added significantly to our knowledge of the region.
The aim of this three-day conference will be to review the evidence for the production , distribution and consumption of medieval and post-medieval pottery across the region and beyond and papers are invited on these themes.
A title and short abstract for a paper (to last no longer than 20 minutes) should be sent to the conference organiser Lorraine Mepham  (

Subscription increase and standing orders

The Annual General Meeting held on Saturday 6th June 2014 at Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery agreed a rise in subscriptions to £30 p.a. for individuals and £40 p.a. for institutions. If you pay by a standing order please remember to instruct your bank to amend your order to reflect the new subscription rate.

Medieval Ceramics - out of print and back issues

We have taken the decision to further reduce back-issues of Medieval Ceramics. The recent price system was tiered but now, any volumes up to volume 32 and still in stock are priced at £1. This does not include the Occasional Paper Series. Please see our publications page for how to order.

Out of print volumes are free to download from:

Currently 11 volumes are available and more will appear as we run out of hard copies of later editions.