Open to members and non-member, NCS residential courses offer the ideal way to to learn from the best ceramic 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. For details click here

AGM and discussion of members pots at our May meeting  details can be found here

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.



“Harlots Rakes & Crashing China”
an accidental Introduction to

18th century ceramics and to the works of William Hogarth
with Lars Tharp

The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent

May 28, 2016
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Not a member?  You can still attend this free meeting follow
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