Programme Autum 2022

Welcome to NCS events in our 50th anniversary year


Information for Attendees
Please note that pre-registration continues to be advisable so that we can manage numbers.
Please use the link below to register to receive joining instructions and information for each meeting by direct communication,
even if you are not sure if you might attend.

24 September 2022

50th  Anniversary Meeting
Keele University, Home Farm (Sustainability Hub), opposite the main entrance.

The first meetings programme of the NCS began in September 1972
following on from the inaugural meeting of interested people in March that year.
Keele University Ceramics Summer Schools played an important part in creating
a community of like-minded people and, appropriately, we celebrate at Keele this year.


11.00am Tea/coffee

11.30am Presentations

Dr Terry Cartlidge
The Revivalists’, Charles & Nell Vyse: aspects of their lives and work

David A. Lawrence,
Charles & Nell Vyse, Imitators or Innovators?

1.00pm Celebratory Lunch & Social
Pre-booking required, £10pp
(to include celebratory fizz or soft drink)

2.00pm Pots Sessions
hosted by Nick Berthoud and Rod Jellicoe,
who join other NCS officers and committee members .

For our pots session there are two themes:
1 A pot or group of pots with a story to tell about NCS members, research or exhibitions.
Come prepared to speak about your pieces or with some information for members to read:
when you register for the meeting , let the secretary know if you would like to make a short presentation.

2 ‘Show and tell’- our regular slot for seeking opinions or showing a good find

29 October, 2022

The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent
Against all the odds, the Majolica Mania exhibition travels to the UK
hosted at the Potteries Museum as the only venue in this country.

With this in mind, we are focusing onthe exhibition subject both for our
lecture and the afternoon’s activities.

11.00am Tea/coffee

11.30am Presentation
Miranda Goodby
Majolica Mania celebrating the exhibtion

Lunch is available in the Museum cafe or at local cafes in Hanley
please make your own arrangements

viewing the Majolica Mania exhibition

26 November 2022

V&A Wedgwood Collection, Barlaston,
Staffs ST12 9ER, Darwin Suite

11.00am Tea/coffee

11.30am Welcome,
Catrin Jones & team

Stores/archives tours


Michael Ruddy and Randeep Atwal
The VA Wedgwood Collection
cataloguing project: unpacking the archives

2.30pm Talk and tour
Kate Turner
Am I Not a Man and a Brother project:
rethinking the Wedgwood anti-slavery medallion

3.15pm Meeting closes 
V&A Wedgwood Collection and World of Wedgwood remain open until 5pm

Lunch: members may bring packed lunches but you will also be able to pre-book in the tea room details here