Only one place left so book today for Summer School 2016
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Open to members and non-members, NCS
residential courses offer the ideal way to learn from the 
best ceramics scholars in a relaxing and friendly environment.  Join us 
“Luxuriance of Fancy”
Oriental influences on
British Ceramics

Chelsea porcelain Kakiemon design
Chelsea porcelain in the Japanese style, c.1752 courtesy E & H Manners
Bernarch Leach jar 1923
Bernard Leach jar
Bernard Leach Jar made 1923. courtesy of Bernard Leach (St Ives) Trust Ltd / Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales
Porcelain and pearlware teabowls & saucers in tobacco leaf pattern
Tobacco leaf pattern
Tobacco leaf pattern based on Chinese original. Left, New Hall porcelain, right Pearlware. c.1795-1800
Mason ironstone china, decoration after Pillement
Vase, Mason ironstone china with Chinoiserie design after Pillement. courtesy The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent

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The NCS is pleased to offer a bursary to a young person interested in ceramics
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Member’s Showcase
Tea jar made for the
last Emperor of China
teajar croptFor more information about this and previous showcases
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Videos of potters and
 pottery making

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

shelly slip pouring

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Autumn Programme

24 September
The Wedgwood Museum
Barlaston, Stoke-on-Trent

29 October 
Grosvenor Museum, Chester

26 November
University of Keele,
North Staffordshire

More information coming soon


Want to get involved with the NCS? We are looking for new committee members willing to offer active help in running the society.  If you are interested in volunteering email us at  We would love to hear from you.