The Northern Ceramic Society

invites members and non-members to
Summer School 2018

Designing, Decorating & Displaying Ceramics
August 14-17
University of Chester


Designing, Decorating & Displaying Ceramics

Since ceramics were first made, decoration has been a significant part of Their attraction to both contemporary customers and modern collectors.  This conference will share some thoughts on different kinds of decoration, and how pottery and porcelain’s decorative qualities have been exploited.

Ronald W. Fuchs
Chinese & Japanese Porcelain for display in Western Cabinets

Chinese sources for 19th century English ceramics

Pat Halfpenny
Gordon Forsyth & Burslem School of Art

Richard Halliday
The  Art of Copper Plate Engraving: Documenting the Process

Maurice Hillis
20,000 years of decoration
Decorative Diversity on English Blue & White Porcelain of the 18th century

Leo Leader
Rockingham: All for show in the best possible taste

Paul Lewis
Neo-Classicism for new audiences:
Reappraising mid-nineteenth century British ceramics

Alyson Pollard
The Wedgwood Collection at  The Lady Lever Art Gallery

 John Sandon
Doctored Wall: Redecorated porcelain – done to deceive

In addition the programme includes an afternoon visit to the Lady Lever Art Gallery to view the new displays of ceramics.  .

Members attending the conference are invited
to contribute short papers to the member’s evening
click here for details 



 Summer School 2018
will be held at the University of Chester
Parkgate Road, Chester

Accommodation, dining room and conference facilities are all close to each other on the Parkgate site.  Bedrooms are in anewly built block and are accessible by lift, they each have a British queen-size bed, and ensuite facilities with a shower, also provided  are tea and coffee making equipment and a refrigerator.

Course members will have access to the campus swimming pool, free for sessional swimming subject to availability, and to  the fitness suite at a sessional charge of £5:00 payable at the fitness suite.

The residential cost of Summer School is £395. This includes three nights accommodation, meals, wine reception, refreshments, and conference sessions.

A non-residential package is available at £325 and includes the wine reception, day-time refreshments , lunches and evening meals

Summer School Brochure

Bursaries are available to anyone (NCS members and non-members) who feels they would benefit from the opportunity to attend. The bursaries cover conference sessions, meals and accommodation but not travel to Chester. 

Bursary Application.