Event Date:Start at 12:00 AM
April 10, 2021
If you have credit from cancelled NAS courses and would like to attend this course – DO NOT BOOK ONLINE. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will sort out your booking for you.
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
The course will offer practical guidance in the identification of the many types of pottery found on the seabed around the UK. The aim is to provide participants a basic understanding of the principal classes of pottery used in Britain and beyond. It will be a mix of presentations and practical online identification sessions to ensure an engaging learning experience.
Aspects to be covered include:
- Fabrics and techniques: distinguishing the principal classes of pottery used in Britain and beyond
- Pottery from the Mediterranean and beyond: China, Italy, Spain & Portugal
- Pottery from France: Saintonge, Normandy, Brittany & the Isle de France
- Earthenwares and stonewares from the Low Countries and Germany
- British wares: lead-glazed earthenware
- British wares: unglazed and lead-glazed earthenwares, delftwares & stonewares
The course will also offer guidance to the main publications and online resources which will allow participants to develop their knowledge in this field
WHO’S IT FOR?
The course is aimed at individuals undertaking the NAS Training programme, as well as professional archaeologists wanting to know more about identifying ceramics.
NAS members will earn 5 credits for attending
WHAT YOU NEED TO JOIN THE ONLINE COURSE
A computer or tablet (phone screens are a bit small to look at for the whole day) with a good internet connection is essential. A built-in or external webcam and microphone are optional. A week before the course you will receive an invitation to the online course session which will be run through GoToMeeting. This is an online video conferencing programme that can be run directly through the internet or you get better connection if you download the small programme – it only takes a minute to do.
If you are concerned about your computer set up, please contact the organiser at email@example.com for a test run before the course.
NAS members £30
Non-NAS members £60 (although as NAS membership starts at £12, you’re better off becoming a member and getting the discount rate immediately!)
WHO IS TEACHING THE COURSE?
John Allan has been a leading specialist in the field of medieval pottery in South-West England since the 1970s, with a particular interest in traded goods. He has recently been working on the major new finds of medieval and later pottery from marine sites on the Isles of Scilly, where he has been collaborating with divers and other professional archaeologists. He has worked on pottery collections elsewhere in England and Wales, and in Newfoundland and Virginia.
TIMETABLE in British Summer Time
Please note Timetable is provisional and may be subject to change
10:00 Log on, online etiquette and introductions – NAS host
10:30 Fabrics and techniques: distinguishing the principal classes of pottery used in Britain and beyond
11:15 Questions and Break
11:30 Pottery from the Mediterranean and beyond: China, Italy, Spain & Portugal
12:15 Questions and Break
12:30 Pottery from France: Saintonge, Normandy, Brittany & the Isle de France
13:15 Identify that Pot Quiz and Lunch break
13:45 Earthenwares and stonewares from the Low Countries and Germany
14:30 Questions and Break
14:45 British wares: lead-glazed earthenware
15:30 Questions and Break
15:45 Theory: British wares: delftwares & stonewares
16:30 Putting pottery identification skills into practice
17:00 Identify that pot quiz answers and course end