We  look forward to the time we can meet again in person.

 We have an autumn programme planned but recognise that we may have to adapt to changing circumstances, and we will have to work within the new covid-safe guidelines set by the  venues.



Please let us know of your interest in attending any of the meetings.

We will send meeting details to members before each meeting, therefore we ask that all members who think they might attend to register their interest in advance, even if their interest is tentative.


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NCS Programme Autumn 2021



Saturday, 11 September 2021  Westminster Theatre, Keele University: North Staffordshire

A Celebration of Blue & White Porcelain and Researching Staffordshire Potteries.
John Sandon, presentation in tribute to the some of wide the interests of Dr Maurice Hillis, Worcester, Liverpool and on the Road with Blue & White Porcelain.

Etruria, Liverpool, Paris & London: Ralph Wedgwood and his siblings.

Pat Halfpenny, presentation in tribute to the work of Rodney Hampson:

We hope to arrange a lunch for NCS members and guests free of charge. In addition other refreshments are also available on campus.

This meeting is a collaboration between Arts Keele, the Raven Mason Collection and the NCS, free of charge for all attendees.


Saturday. 30 October 2021 Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent

The annual Godden lecture
The Raphael of Italian Renaissance maiolica-painting: Nicola da Urbino.
Presented by Professor Timothy Wilson

The AGM 2021, Please see the AGM agenda in the NCS Newsletter
followed by members’ pots brought for viewing and discussion. Focus will be on items relating to the interests of our late Officers or in memory of them, and on our speaker’s subject of Italian maiolica.


Saturday, 27 November 2021Temple Newsam, Leeds: Celebration of Yorkshire Ceramics

Presentations in tribute to Dr Alwyn Cox, John Griffin, Peter Mobbs and Dr Maurice Hillis.

Rockingham, a brief theatrical encounter
presented by Leo and Malcolm Leader (short paper),

Donald Towner: his pots, paintings and publications.
presented by  Dr Rachel Conroy, Senior National Curator, North & Decorative Arts, National Trust,

The red rose and the white: the Lancaster Potworks
presented by Barbara Blenkinship,

Study/handling sessions
The Towner Collection hosted by Adam Toole, Curator: Temple Newsam and

Rockingham theatrical figures depicting the actorJohn Liston. hosted by Leo & Malcolm Leader

Light refreshments will be provided; The Stables café is open (not pre-bookable) or you may bring a packed lunch.