The Northern Ceramic Society
sharing an understanding
and enjoyment of all kinds of ceramics
Dear NCS Members,
Thank you for your membership.
We pleased to resume our utumn program and hope that we will be able to meet in person over the next 3 months.
And of course, the NCS will still stay in touch with members through our
E-News, our regular Newsletters, and the Annual Journal.
From pattern books to apprenticeships and from the 18th to the 20th century – we have resources for research.
New on the website
Useful Thomas & Ralph Wedgwood
A paper read to the English Ceramic Circle in December 2019 and published in ECC Transactions volume 31, 2020. This paper is posted with the generous permission of the English Ceramic Circle..
1788 Samuel Wedgwood’s letter to his father
In July 1788 Samuel Wedgwood was living in France and wrote a long loving letter to his father in Staffordshire in which described his life in Paris and a visit he had made to the Sèvres factory.
1805 Abner Wedgwood’s letter to Ralph
In 1805 Abner Wedgwood wrote to his older brother Ralph asking for advice on bodies and glazes that he might use in his new job as head of the blue printing department at Etruria.
NCS Autumn Programme
The NCS is pleased to announce that the Autumn programme of meetings has resumed.
Saturday October 30
The Potteries Museum
Saturday November 27
attendance is free but registration is necessary. Full details are available
NCS & OCG present
how women shaped Britain’s ceramic industry.
click anywhere to view this powerpoint presentation
The presentation is the first major survey of more than a century of women in the British Pottery industry. From Hannah Barlow in the late 19th century to Emma Bridgewater in the 21st century. Paul Atterbury discusses the art and business of making pottery and the new perspective brought to the industry by Women who not only were the primary consumers of British ceramic tableware, but the new potters, designing and manufacturing the most fashionable lines.
Books by members
100 Years of Scottish Pottery 1740-1840 – A selection from a private Scottish Collection. With 40 pages of information about a range of Scottish potteries –
More details here
Find more books by NCS members