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  • Date and time: Saturday 12 June 2021, 1pm to 2pm
  • Location: Online only
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

It is generally accepted that the Romans brought the potter’s wheel to Britain: For 400 years it remained the cornerstone of pottery production in Roman Britain.

However, within one generation of the end of Roman rule the potter’s wheel had all but disappeared and the inhabitants of these islands were again hand forming and open firing their pottery. The question is, why?

Join ancient pottery technologist Graham Taylor as he discusses the reasons behind this change.


This event is hosted live on Zoom Webinar. You’ll receive a link to join a couple of days before the event takes place and a reminder an hour before. During the event, you can ask questions via a Q&A function but audience cameras and microphones will remain muted throughout.


Book sales

You can buy copies of many of our speakers’ books from Fox Lane Books, a local independent bookseller and Festival partner.  In some cases, author signed bookplates are available too.   

About the speaker

Graham Taylor is an ancient pottery technologist and practitioner with almost 50 years’ experience of pottery making. From recreating ancient clays and tools to building and firing replica kilns, Graham tries wherever possible to use only technology and materials that would have been available to the original makers.


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