The Northern Ceramic Society
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and enjoyment of all kinds of ceramics
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From pattern books to apprenticeships and from the 18th to the 20th century – we have resources for research.
New on the Website
Latest Summer School information and registration details here
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..
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Updated to include a previously unpublished list of London Chinamen researched and generously shared with the NCS by Nicholas Panes.
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.
The NCS is pleased to announce the
Saturday 26 March 2022
Wolfson Lecture Theatre Home Farm
attendance is free but registration is necessary.
Details available here
NCS & OCG present
how women shaped Britain’s ceramic industry.
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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
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