The Northern Ceramic Society
sharing an understanding
and enjoyment of all kinds of ceramics

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Enjoy collecting, or want to know more about ceramics? Join the NCS, a friendly group of fellow enthusiasts.

Meetings

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Publications

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Ceramic Resources

From pattern books to apprenticeships  and from the 18th to the 20th century – we have resources for research.

Latest Meetings Information

NEW
Spring meetings programme announced
beginning 25 February 2023
details here

Books by members

This booklet by members Peter Cottam and Pat Preller, has 32 pages detailing over 70 patterns on different shapes manufactured by Turner. Wares illustrated include polychrome porcelain, blue & white porcelain and earthenware, and  Turner’s Patent pots.   There is a short synopsis of the life of the manufactory as well as illustrations of the marks used by Turner.
Purchase details here

 

This book by member David Smith tells the story of relentless, Victorian potters building a trade, in the second half of the 1900s. It features the work of  the Bevington family of Hanley who made ceramics and fancy ware from 1808 to 1891 and marketed and sold  their wares world-wide.
Purchase details here

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Latest website news for members

NCS Members only pages
a new benefit of membership

New Benefits of Membership, exclusive access to galleries, videos and new research.  Click on the image below to find the latest resources.

 Latest addition to the members only page

Understanding the code on a diamond registration mark 1824-1883,  Find out who registered a mark, when it was registered and what design was protected.

 

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..

You can find a link to the article  here

 

Major update to List of Dealers

Updated  to include a previously  unpublished list of London Chinamen   researched and generously shared with the NCS by Nicholas Panes.

You can find the a link to the Dealers list here

 

Chrysanthemum
Pad Mark Gallery 

This gallery is intended to aid research into a group of stonewares with moulded and sprigged decoration that have a small stylized floral pad mark containing the model number.

You can find a link to the gallery here

 

Ceramic News 

 NCS Exhibition

 The Northern Ceramic Society
in conjunction with
The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

presents

The Flowering of British Ceramics

21 May – 4 September, 2022
Potteries Museum & Art Gallery,
Stoke-on-Trent

Admission Free
opening hours and location here

TCC Research Grant

 The Transferware Collectors Club
has announced 
this year’s research grant awards. 

To read about this year’s recipients, or past projects go their website here

To get details of the grant program and application for 2022-23 go their website
here

New Book

The Alastair Leslie Collection
Volume 1: Eighteenth Century West Pans Porcelain c.1764-77
by long-time NCS member
George Haggarty

Hard cover £24.99
Soft back £18.99

purchase your copy
here