Roman pottery - find out about Roman pottery and create your own design

Broken pieces of pottery are one of the most common finds on archaeological excavations of Roman sites. Unless the pots are complete, however, most of this pottery will never be seen in a museum display and will be kept as ‘bulk finds’ hidden away in the stores. In fact, the pottery can provide more information about the site than most of the pretty objects on display. 

Roman pottery was used for many different things, so there were many different shapes and sizes of pots. 

Download the activity below to discover more about Roman pottery and create your own pottery designs.

Download: Decorate your own Roman pot PDF resource (2.9 MB)