The NCS is open to everyone. Collectors, dealers, museum staff, auctioneers, ceramic historians and archaeologists are all current members and you, whatever your ceramic interests, are most welcome to join us.

summer visit Norwich 2014 2 detail cropt Benefits of membership

          Free attendance at regular meetings
        Free quarterly Newsletters
        Free annual  Journals
      √Visits to private and public collections
       √Access to residential programmes
       √Access to members only resources

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Benefits of membership

  • Free access to regular meetings – these take place on Saturdays at various museums in the north of England.  Each meeting has two presentations,  morning at 11:30am and afternoon at 2:00 pm.
    Click here for details of current programme.
  • Free quarterly Newsletter helps members stay in touch.  The content varies but always includes short articles of recent research, news of ceramic exhibitions, reviews of new books, Museum & Gallery news, details of Northern Ceramic Society meetings, a help page and more.
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  • Free annual Journal Journal which features in-depth articles on a wide range of specialist ceramic topics not published elsewhere. The Journal normally contains about 200 pages and is illustrated in full colour.
    Click here for contents of the last edition.
  • Visits to private and public collections  offer an opportunity to see ceramics not always available to the public. Sometimes there is a small charge – and on occasion we arrange a lunch as part of the event to allow more time for discussion and socialising.
  • Residential programmes – In summer and winter we hold residential programmes, These explores ceramic themes in more depth and also provide an opportunity for members from all over the world to meet together and exchange ideas and ceramic gossip. The event usually includes some ceramic handling session as well as informal common room sessions after the evening lectures.
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  •  Members only resources include access to a searchable database of past NCS Newsletters & Journals with the ability to download pdfs of many of the articles, access to a searchable index of registered designs 1884-1900, searchable index of more than 30 years of Potteries Jotteries which  comprises contemporary news items about the ceramic industry and related subjects dating from 1981.  More resources are planned for the future.