The Art of the Poor Conference: An Art for Everyman
The Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1H 0AB
Internationally renowned MOLA expert in Medieval and later ceramics Jacqui Pearce will be presenting at 'The Art of the Poor in the Late Middle Ages and Renaissance' Conference at The Warburg Institute.
The conference aims to give centre stage to art traditionally overlooked in favour of the artistic interests and commissions of only the wealthy and elite in society.
Jacqui's talk on Friday 15th June at 12:00 will be on the topic: 'An art for everyman – the aspirations of the medieval potter'. Jacqui will give examples of the medieval potter’s art drawn from MOLA's considerable archive of ceramics excavated in London, as well as the Museum of London's collections.
The wider context of the potter’s art will be considered, including the inspirations and influences that shaped the form and style of vessels, as well as the social context that manufacturers and users were operating within.
Conference tickets are free of charge, and can be reserved here.
English Heritage funded a research project to create a dated type-series of London’s medieval ceramics. The output was an extensive corpus of medieval pottery, the fifth part of which focussed on Shelly-Sandy ware and the Greyware Industries, carried out by MOLA specialists Jacqui Pearce and Lyn Blackmore.
This corpus is based on years' of archaeological investigation and provides a solid foundation for dating medieval sites in London.