Dear NCS Members:
In light of the current concerns about the coronavirus, the following NCS meetings have been cancelled:
28 March, Gladstone Pottery Museum
25 April, Leeds City Museum
30 May, Grosvenor Museum, Chester
The AGM will be rescheduled to take place at the 26 September meeting at Spode. Details will be in the August Newsletter.
We have not yet decided to cancel Summer School. If the coronavirus situation is under control and it is deemed safe to hold meetings, summer school will go ahead if a viable number of members wish to attend.
We do not want anyone to send deposits or conference fees at this stage.
From pattern books to apprenticeships and from the 18th to the 20th century – we have resources for research.
Summer School 2020
A Passion for Pottery and Porcelain can manifest itself in many ways, an enthusiasm for a particular shape or factory, a delight in research or a fascination with wide ranging themes. We are fortunate that our distinguished speakers are willing to share all these kinds of ceramic enthusiasms with us at NCS Summer School 2020.
Summer School 2020 will be held 18-21 August
at the University of Chester
The programme includes a wine reception, 9 lectures and an afternoon visit offsite. There will be opportunities for members to socialize in the evening and to share their ceramic interests in a friendly relaxed atmosphere. Bursaries are available,
Galleries to explore online
The Process of Making China
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
Other Ceramic News
Victoria & Albert Museum
Whistler’s Peacock Room Reimagined
25 Jan – 3 May 2020
Presenting a detailed reimagining of James Abbott McNeill Whistler’s famed Peacock Room – a sumptuous 19th-century dining room originally designed to house Frederick Richards Leyland’s impressive collection of blue-and-white Chinese porcelain. More details here
The English Ceramic Circle
Announces details of a study day on London Stoneware, on Saturday, 16th May 2020.
Scholars will discuss subjects ranging from Dwight to Martinware. There will also be sherds from London factories to see and handle.
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
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