Sharing an understanding and enjoyment of all kinds of pottery and porcelain

Terence A. Lockett (1931-2018)

The family have kindly invited all Terry’s friends to a commemorative event to be held at
the Palace Hotel, Buxton on the afternoon of Saturday 23rd March, 2019

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Images and videos of all kinds of pottery & porcelain.

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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Ceramics News

Research Grant

Interested in Research and need some support?  The Transferware Collectors Club is pleased to welcome applications for the 2019 Paul and Gladys Richards Charitable Foundation Research Grant Program for the study of British Transferware.   Founded in 2009, this programme has funded 22 projects to date a number of them by NCS members.  Check them out on the TCC website.
details here


Fired to Last. the Global Reach of Chinese Export Porcelain.

Conference: Saturday, February 16, 2019 This conference brings together six scholars to discuss the prolific production of Chinese export wares, the historical and geopolitical context of Europe and Asia at the time, contemporary collectors and some of the great collections still in existence.
details here

NCS Summer School 2019

Upstairs Downstairs: Ceramics at every Level

13-16 August, 2019

University of Chester

This conference will discuss ceramics made for many levels of society. Our distinguished slate of speakers will cover a wide range of topics, from the 17th century soil pits of Chester Rows to the 20th century display cabinets of royal and noble castles and palaces.


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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