NCS Programme Spring  2024

We look forward to seeing you at our monthly meetings see the programme below

 We would appreciate it if members would register for
any meetings they wish to attend using the button below 


Spring-Summer meetings 2024

Saturday 25 May

World of Wedgwood
Barlaston, Stoke-on-Trent ST12 9ER

Refreshments from 10.45am.

11.15 am Morning Presentations 

“The Ark”: Wedgwood and European Refugees, 1933-1945

Michael Ruddy,
Assistant Curator, V&A Wedgwood Collection

Wedgwood and Sculpture in the 18th Century:
“I suppose those at the Academy are less hacken’d & better in General
than the Plaster Shop can furnish us with”

Gaye Blake-Roberts

2.00 pm Afternoon sessions
AGM, followed by members’ pots ‘show & tell’ session.

Terracotta bust of Ulla Goodman, a German-Jewish refugee who became a designer at Wedgwood in the 1950s

Bust of Mercury. Black basalt. Modelled by John Flaxan (1755-1826). 

V&A / Wedgwood Collection, Barlaston.

Thursday 6 June
Summer study day and exhibition visit

Lancaster Delftware at The Maritime Museum, Lancaster.

Presentations by Matthew Hobson, co-author of Lancaster delftware: an 18th-century pottery with Barbara Blenkinship and Amber Turner, Curator of Applied Art, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery.

There is a charge for this visit. Please use the registration button above  to contact the Secretary, Deb Skinner for full details and to register your interest.

Tuesday 2 July Summer visit:
Country House Collections in Cheshire


We have rescheduled last year’s postpones visit to Tatton Park and added a second, lesser-known venue nearby, Tabley House.   Lavish porcelain dinner services and ornamental wares feature in this visit, along with the opportunity to take a closer look at some rare treasurers that feature in historic house and family collections. There is a charge for this visit; some refreshments are included. Please use the registration above to contact the Secretary, Deb Skinner for full details.

Tues-Fri 27-30 August NCS Summer School
Chester University.

Details here