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Saturday 29 September

members and Non-members are invited  to

Morning Lecture by Neil Brownsword

Afternoon Ceramic Conversation with a distinguished panel of ceramic manufacturing and heritage specialists.

Do you have a question about ceramics?

How did they …?    When did …?    Why do …?    Who first…?  Where can I …?

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Meet at Spode Works Visitor Centre

11:30 am for the morning session

2:00 pm for the afternoon session

Admission free for all but
non-members should register here

Members & Non-Members are invited to

Winter Weekend 2019

25-27 January 2019

Britain and Europe


A distinguished group of speakers will
unpick some of the ceramic connections
between Britain and Continental Europe
from the Middle Ages to the 20th Century.



See details in the  Winter Weekend brochure



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Machin & Potts.

Waterloo China Works, Burslem

This book has been generously shared with the NCS by the
Reeves Collection, Washington & Lee University.

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Ceramic News

Next NCS Seminar

Winter Weekend
25-27 January 2019

Britain & Europe

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Other Ceramic Events

  Study day
he Art of Clay

  12 September 2018

   organised by the
Contemporary Art Society
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image: The Anthony Shaw Collection at York Art Gallery, 2017. Photograph by Katherine A. Caddy, copyright Yorkshire Art Journal.

New ceramic books by NCS members

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