Deborah Sawday

Consultant - Medieval Pottery and Tile

Deb Sawday looking down at some papers in front of a vandmas1@le.ac.uk

Debbie is a medieval and post-medieval pottery and tile consultant at ULAS with many years’ experience in the analysis of Post-Roman pottery of the East Midlands. Debbie has established the ULAS medieval and post medieval pottery type series for Leicestershire, and has reported on material from Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire using the relevant County Fabric Series.

Debbie was a Field Officer with the Leicestershire Archaeological Unit where she worked on both rural and urban sites in various roles including the writing and editing of an archaeological newsletter and on exhibitions and publicity, including ‘Spotlights’ and ‘Peep-Hole to the Past’ about the Shires excavations in Leicester.

She taught for many years on the University Extra-Mural Advanced Certificate in Archaeology and has been involved in the Charnwood Roots project – which enabled local people to explore the archaeology of Anstey, Whitwick and Rothley. Debbie has also produced numerous reports on post-Roman pottery and tile, her publications include - Causeway Lane, Leicester, Lutterworth, Anstey, and St. Nicholas Place, and more recently, Oxford Street, De Montfort University, Greyfriars and the Highcross, Leicester project, the largest excavations to date in the city.