MPRG was founded in 1975 to bring together people with an interest in the pottery vessels that were made, traded, and used in Europe between the end of the Roman period and the 16th century. Its remit has subsequently expanded to included the pottery of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries from both sides of the Atlantic and beyond, as well as post-Roman ceramic building materials.

The Medieval Pottery Research Group has a broad and diverse membership. The membership includes professional and non-professional archaeologists actively engaged in the study of ceramics as well as those with a general interest in ceramics or who are involved with local archaeology/history societies. Institutional members include universities, commercial archaeological field units and local, regional and national museums. The Group has strong overseas representation among its membership, in particular from the European Union and North America.

Scarborough jug

On these pages, you can find details of our publications and conferences, and other information such as how to join MPRG and how to apply for a grant from the John Hurst Travel Fund.

This website was migrated and re-designed in 2020 with funding from a bequest made to MPRG by the late Sarah Jennings.

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MPRG is a Registered Charity (UK Registered Charity No.1018513)