Roman Greyware in silver


This pendant is made from a sherd of Roman Greyware. It is wrapped in recycled sterling silver wire and suspended from a recycled sterling silver chain and findings.


The most common type of pottery found on Roman sites in Britain is fragments of Roman grey ware. Grey ware refers to various types of locally produced pottery made in different areas of Britain, as opposed to the imported samian ware. The pottery was grey due to the type of clay used. In Bristol, most grey wares found were made in Congresbury, Somerset. During the Roman period, grey ware pots were used in most kitchens for cooking and serving food.