Welcome to the new website

The new-look Study Group for Roman Pottery website has been launched! We hope you enjoy visiting the site, and will return often to read the latest news about the Group and the world of Roman pottery (watch out for reports on the Group’s annual conference in Norwich on 12th-14th June).

Or you can download the Group’s many resources, among them Illustrating Samian Ware – guidelines on the illustration of decorated samian ware. Image from 'Illustrating Samian Ware'And, of course, we invite anyone with an interest in Roman pottery to become members of the Study Group. Click here for more details.

SGRP Conference 2012 – Glasgow

This years’s conference is to be held at The University of Glasgow.

University of Glasgow

The University of Glasgow

The conference theme will be two-pronged. Firstly, in celebration of the Group’s 40th conference, a reflective look over Roman ceramic studies in the past, present and future. Secondly, given the conference location, it seems an ideal opportunity to explore Roman ceramic production and consumption in frontier contexts.

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Futher details are available on this years’s conference page

The Graham Webster Memorial Grants for attending the Annual Conference.

SGRP Conference 2013 – London

This one-day SGRP conference will take place on Saturday 29 June at the Clore Learning Centre rooms 1 and 2 at the Museum of London. The conference will have papers on recent London sites and the themes of trade, stock and distribution.

Although not residential the conference offers delegates the opportunity to socialise at an optional evening meal. If you are thinking of staying in London overnight we have included links to local hotels as well as a link to the current British Museum exhibition on Pompeii which may be of interest to members.

Lunch is not provided but there are two cafes/restaurants within the Museum and numerous fast food outlets within 5 minutes walk of the Museum.

The completed booking forms with payment should be sent to the SGRP Treasurer, Derek Hurst by 30 April 2013.

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SGRP Conference 2014 – Reading

Our conference for 2014 is being held as part of the Roman Archaeology conference in Reading, on Thursday 27th – Sun 30th March.

We have two sessions organised; one by Andy Souter on amphorae and one by Meike Weber on the interpretation of deposits which will run on Saturday. Participants will be able to mix and match as they wish and there are several other pottery related papers in other sessions including one organised by Roberta Tomber. As 2014 will be the final excavation season for Silchester and the post-excavation season is currently underway it will hopefully also be an opportunity to see some of the pottery from the Insula IX excavations whilst it is still accessible.

There will be an optional conference field trip on Sunday afternoon to visit Silchester. You will need to book individually for this conference, as you can see from the booking form. Further details including arranging accommodation can be found on the website. We hope that you will find this a stimulating conference to attend. Please see http://www.reading.ac.uk/archaeology/Conferences/RAC2014 for details about booking, prices, accommodation, and for all the abstracts.

The AGM will be held on Saturday.

SGRP Conference 2015


Norwich, Friday June 12th – Sunday June 14th

This year the SGRP conference is being held in the vibrant city of Norwich, and it will be a full weekend combining lectures, pottery handling, tours and food!  The conference will enjoy the dual locations of the Norwich Castle Museum and the University of East Anglia. Over the weekend the group will be addressing several themes including the Roman pottery of eastern Britain, pottery from larger projects and international sites. There will also be a joint session with the PCRG looking at some of our shared concerns.

The AGM will be held on Friday 12th June.

Click here to download a provisional programme, a registration form and details of accommodation.

Previous conferences are archived here.