Open to members and non-members residential courses offer the ideal way to learn from the best ceramics scholars in a relaxing and friendly environment.  Join us for
“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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Tharp 1Harlots, Rakes & Crashing China

Our next meeting will be at
The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent
May 28, 2016
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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.

Research Grant announced 

The TCC once again invite applications for funding from
The Paul and Gladys Richards Research Grant Program.
If your research has an element related to transfer printing  why not apply, the deadline is May 4, 2016.

Members of the NCS have benefited from this grant in the past.
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 Resources for Members
We would like to add new resources for members only.  What would you like to see on this site. Suggestions welcome click here .