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Saturday, 21 December 2019

A Guide to the Classification of Medieval Ceramic Forms digitisation project completed!

The Guide provides a definition and nomenclature for ceramic forms made throughout the post-Roman period until the beginning of intensive industrial pottery production in the 17th century, with the aim of enabling practitioners to identify vessel forms, clarify definitions in common usage and standardise the terminology used to describe and record vessel forms in pottery assessments, analyses and reports. As MPRG's Occasional Paper 1 the Guide has been selling well and is still available to purchase but in order to increase its accessibility as a key research resource (in line with 'A6 Making key information and resources as widely accessible as possible' in Irving 2011 A Research Framework for Post-Roman Ceramic Studies in England MPRG Occasional Paper 6) and promote recording standards MPRG approached Historic England for a grant to produce a searchable, interactive PDF. The application was successful and work was completed in autumn 2019. The PDF is available to at: