An Invitation
Tuesday 13 June 2017
Summer Visit to Oxfordshire

Private Collection, Oxfordshire; optional study session Ashmolean Museum, Worcester Porcelain; other activities: Buford Antique shops, Blenheim Palace

Limited places
details and booking information

Grant Opportunity
hurry -  application date May 4

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New Funding for the study of British Transferware

The Transferware Collectors Club, a US-based international non-profit organization dedicated to the study of British transferware, is pleased to welcome applications for the 2017 Paul and Gladys Richards Charitable Foundation Research Grant Program for the study of British Transferware.

To date the program has funded twenty projects. A summary of winning proposals from previous years is available on the club’s website.

All grant applications must be received by May 4 of the year the request is made.  Application forms are available for download on the club’s website,




Summer School 2017

Digging for the Truth
Ceramic research above and below ground

Fragments of blue printed pottery recovered in marine archaeology
Ceramics from the sea
Bidet in blue printed earthenware, made at Portobello, Scotland
Blue printed pottery made in Scotland
Researching 20th century ceramics
Agnete Hoy at Bullers c.1946
Théodore Deck, a rediscovered genius
Théodore Deck, French artist potter

Members  and non-members are invited to join us to get the latest ceramic news and views  from the experts at the NCS Summer  School

August 15-17, 2017
Yarnfield Conference Centre, Stone, Staffs
programme details here

 Summers School Details and Registration

The Society offers two bursaries,these cover lectures, accommodation and meals, but not travel to Yarnfield Park. They are open to anyone (NCS members and non-members) who feels they would benefit from the opportunity to attend. Applications, stating why a bursary would be of particular benefit to you and your ceramic interests, should be sent to the seminar organiser by 30 April.

 Summers School Details and Registration


Three original British pottery shape books are now available to view online as Winterthur Library makes more of its collection available digitally.  You can look closely at every page and download any images you find interesting.

The 1796 shape book of the Castleford Pottery, Yorkshire,  with text in French and Spanish is available available here

The 1798 shape book of James and Charles Whitehead, Staffordshire, with an explanation of the plates in  English, German, Dutch and French is available here

The 1814 shape book of Hartley Greens & Co, Leeds, Yorkshire, is available here

of potters and pottery making

Have you ever wondered how pots were really made and decorated?  Videos are a fascinating insight.

shelly slip pouring

click here to view

Our next regular meeting is
29 April, 2017
Doncaster Museum & Art Gallery

You can check it out here


Where can you hear about 20th century art decco china, 19th century classical decoration, 18th Worcester porcelain mysteries and rare 16th century owls?



At the NCS of course.
All these subjects and more were in our programme last year

Don’t miss next year’s meetings!
 2017 program information

Calling all NCS Members
Want to help run your societyIf you want to get involved in any way, as a volunteer at meetings, helping with aspects of the website, sharing any skills you have,  or even volunteering as a committee member,we would love to hear from you.  Contact us