NCS meetings are a great way to join our community of collectors and to share in their enthusiasm for pottery and porcelain.

There are residential seminars  in summer and winter, summer visits to private and/or public collections, and monthly one-day meetings from September to November and from February to May.


Monthly one-day meetings take place in different museums in the north of England. At present these mainly include the Potteries Museum, Stoke on Trent, the Grosvenor Museum, Chester, The National Museums, Liverpool and the Museum and Art Gallery, Doncaster.


Each meeting has two lectures – one at 11.30 am and the other at 2.00 pm.  These meetings are free to members, you can join here,  if you are not a member but would like to attend please  let us know 

May Meeting

Saturday 19 May
Wedgwood Museum, Barlaston, Stoke-on-Trent

11:30 am  The Annual Godden Lecture
John  Sandon shares his thoughts on  Where Worcester Went Wrong

2:00 pm  Annual General Meeting,
followed by members’ pots, display and discussion

venue details

We look forward to seeing you

Summer Visit

Wednesday 20 June
The Bowes Museum, Castle Barnard

Join us for a once in a lifetime opportunity
to get up close andpersonal with the
fabulous ceramic collections at
The Bowes Museum

click here for full details

September Meeting

Saturday 29 September 2018 

The Business of Ceramics: Design, Decoration & Management

11:30 am  Neil Brownsword will discuss
his work as a studio potter which is influenced strongly by the legacy of the pottery industry

2:00 pm  Ceramic Conversations
A distinguished panel will be discussing design and the business of ceramics.
The audience are invited to submit questions – for more details see the NCS Newsletter, June 2018