Dear NCS Members:
In light of the current concerns about the coronavirus, the following NCS meetings in March April and May have been cancelled:
Summer School 2020 has been postponed to August 2021
The AGM will be rescheduled to take place at the 26 September meeting at Spode. Details will be in the August Newsletter.
From pattern books to apprenticeships and from the 18th to the 20th century – we have resources for research.
British Ceramics Lockdown
If you enjoy collecting British ceramics, researching the history of the pottery industry and visiting ceramics collections, we think that you will enjoy our 2020 lockdown quiz! 60 questions across 6 different categories.
View and download the quiz here
More ceramic News
James, Ralph and Andrew Stevenson
Potters of Cobridge
This illustrated paper with new research on the Stevenson brothers, their businesses and their pottery production, is based on a presentation given at the NCS meeting in March 2019. It discusses earthenware, stone china and bone china made by the various Stevenson partnerships. You can view or download a copy here
Coalport Museum needs help
Over many years, NCS members have enjoyed visits to Ironbridge and the Coalport China Works. In February 2020 it suffered in the terrible floods that submerged many parts of Shropshire along the River Severn. The waters rose almost 7 metres and washed through the site. As clean up began a new and more devastating emergency in the form of Covid 19, prevented staff from working at the site and Ironbridge Gorge Museum has been closed to visitors. If NCS members would like to help at this difficult time -you can find more information about Coalport here and about Ironbridge Gorge Trust’s appeal here.
Galleries to explore online
The Process of Making China
Other Ceramic News
Machin & Potts Shapebook
The shape book of Machin & Potts, Waterloo China Works, Burslem.
This book has been generously shared with the NCS by the Reeves Collection, Washington & Lee University. See the gallery of images from this book Enjoy
Book by members
Inside the Head of a Collector Why do we collectors do what we do! Dr. Shirley Mueller’s new book draws upon her unique background in neurology, economics, and art collecting to tell us both about her wonderful Chinese porcelains and how a collector’s brain responds to art. Details here
Find more books by NCS members