Two Ceramic Research
Grant Opportunities

See below
don't miss the application dates

To encourage new research in the field of ceramics, the ACC awards annual grants to individuals to provide assistance for costs associated with scholarly research that reflects the general interest of the members. Grant applications are due on April 1 of each year.                                   details here

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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,




The History of Etruria: Factories and Festivals
The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery.

26 Nov  2016- 26 March 2017

2016 marks the 30th anniversary of National Garden Festival held at Etruria in 1986. Using objects from across the museum’s collections this display charts the history of Etruria through its inception by Josiah Wedgwood in the 18th century through its history as an industrial heartland, transformation by the National Garden Festival, to today’s business, retail and leisure developments.



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

 People dig for the truth about ceramics in different ways: digging them up, or analyzing them, digging in historic archives or by examining the pots themselves. Using all these techniques experts will share their latest findings at the NCS Summer school

Join us to get the latest news and views.

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

Member's Showcase

Alcock & Co. Figure
showcase picture

for more information on this and previous showcases click here

ferguson-book"Ceramics ; 400 years in British Collecting in 100 Masterpieces"
by Patricia F. Ferguson
This discussion of amazing ceramics in National Trust Porperties will be reviewed in full in a forthcoming Newsletter, in the meantime you can read-about-it-here



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
25 February, 2017

with talks on
"The Tittensor family of Potters"
"The 2014 Excavations of the Isleworth Pottery"
feb-2017more details of venue and programme


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 were covered at our last meeting.
Don’t miss next year’s meetings!
 2017 program information

Calling all NCS Members
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