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Roman pottery workshop

Submitted by Jacob Scott on 6 November 2023

Introduction to Roman pottery workshop with Edward Biddulph

Thank you to Edward Biddulph of Oxford Archaeology for the fantastic Introduction to Roman Pottery workshop yesterday at Marsham St, Maidstone.


Posted Mon, 06 Nov 2023


It was a sell-out event – a blend of theory and practical learning that has provided a glimpse into the Trosley bathhouse assemblage (c.100 – 400 AD). It contained some exciting finewares (which will be posted to Facebook and the website soon) — many thanks to all who attended.

Participants gaining hands on experience of Roman Pottery.

Most of the pottery recovered from the Trosley bathhouse is locally produced wares with some Late Iron Age/Early Roman stuff in there too. There are some nice Samian bits and a quantity of white-slipped oxidised Upchurch ware, which seems to be the fineware of choice in Romano-British Kent!

Participants handling sherds and intact pots from the society’s collection.

Individual images of the stand-out pieces will be posted here soon, so keep your eyes peeled!

Edward kindly assists our affiliate member group, Studying History and Archaeology in Lympne (SHAL) on Sunday 12th August, to work through the Supra Lemanis assemblage following the recent community excavation in partnership with KAS. Details of their work will be posted on Facebook in due course.