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     We are sad to announce the death of our founding chairman, past president, and subsequently honourary life member
Terrence A. Lockett (1931-2018)

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Ceramic Resources

As well as our Publications Archive we have other resources for ceramic research.

We are pleased to announce a major new update to the NCS website

The members facility to search past publications is much improved.

In the past not all our publications were available to search and those that were  had a limited search capability. Now you will be able to fully search all Newsletters except the current year, and all Journals to 2013.  The last five years of Journals are available for purchase.   

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Members & Non-Members are invited to

Winter Weekend 2019

25-27 January 2019

Britain and Europe

A distinguished group of speakers will unpick some of the ceramic connections

between Britain and Continental Europe from the Middle Ages to the 20th Century.

See details in the  Winter Weekend brochure    

Don’t miss any NCS ceramic treats. Save the dates for all our future events, you can find them here

Machin & Potts.

Waterloo China Works, Burslem

This book has been generously shared with the NCS
by the Reeves Collection, Washington & Lee University.

Click here to see a gallery of images from the book   Enjoy.    

To see more of the Reeves Collection of ceramics
visit them here

Ceramic News

Next NCS Seminar

Winter Weekend 25-27 January 2019 Britain & Europe click for more details

New ceramic books by NCS members

NCS members are at the forefront of ceramic research and publishing. Check out this new feature which showcases some of the latest books to complement your ceramic library. Are you an NCS member with a newly published book ? Let us know. find out more.

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NCS Publications



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Offering the latest ceramic research annual NCS Journal carries in-depth articles illustrated in full colour. Free to members. Click here

Occasional papers

Published by the NCS on a range of ceramic topics are available for purchase as long as stocks last. Click here