Invites members and non-members to its
Summer School

Digging for the Truth
ceramic research above and below ground

Tuesday 15th to Thursday 17th August 2017

People dig for the truth about ceramics in different ways: unearthing them from the soil or the bottom of the sea; investigating their composition with scientific instruments; digging in historic archives; and carefully examining the pots themselves. Sometimes ceramic history is rewritten, even when the ceramics themselves have entirely vanished.

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NCS Summers School 2017 

 The programme

Maurice Hillis     
The Attribution of Porcelain to Longton Hall and West Pans

George Haggarty     
Scottish Pottery Research; yesterday, today and tomorrow

Rosie Cooke      
Discovering God: exploring Geoffrey Godden’s Archive

Nick Panes       
Pushing the Boundaries: new developments in scientific analysis as an aid to attribution and fake detection

Miranda Goodby    
‘Purity of colour, excellence of glaze and artistic character’: Majolica and the Minton Archive

Robin Emmerson      
Success or Failure? Wedgwood in the Empress’s bedroom

Peter Hyland     
Theodore Deck, a Rediscovered Genius

Sue Taylor   
 Journeys in Ceramic Research: discoveries, disappointments and diversions

David Barker        
Digging up Potters, but which ones?

Members’ Short Papers

Frank Davenport
Treasure and Tragedy: the sinking of the Josephine Willis

Pat Halfpenny
Ralph Wedgwood: beginning a new appreciation

Roger Pomfret
New Hall or not New Hall, that is the question


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Summers School Details and Registration