New resource
available on member's only page 

Staffordshire Potters apprenticeships
Check them out for your favourite potters

below is just a sample  of the potters listed
check the page for full details 

Calling all NCS Members
Want to help run your society?If 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


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

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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

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

Saved for the Nation

Full story 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