I enjoyed learing how to mark the finds today, each piece has a code (relating to the dig) drawn on with pen and ink. They may also have subsequent numbers added by the museum they end up in. I have often been intrigued by these markings and this is something I have been considering using in my own work. I could perhaps use a code that relates to where the sherds were found – and ordinance survey grid reference, or to the number of pieces made or glazes tested. The images below are of some of the pieces I have marked at SWARCH.