Tuesday 24 August Summer Visit fee £10 to include privileged access and morning coffee Closing date for bookings: Monday, 9 August 2021
Morning, The Williamson Art Gallery, Birkenhead, hosted by Colin Simpson. An opportunity to see and discuss the Knowles Boney Collection of Liverpool porcelain, guest curated by Dr Maurice Hillis, and to see Della Robbia art pottery and other ceramics. The Williamson is closed to the public on that day so there is a good opportunity for items to be more closely examined out of showcases
Afternoon, Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight, hosted by Fiona Slattery Clark, Dave Moffat & Nicola Scott. Curatorial introduction to the collections and new displays. Guided viewing of the ceramics collections.
Saturday, 11 September 2021 Westminster Theatre, Keele University: North Staffordshire
Morning 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.
Afternoon 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
Morning The annual Godden lecture The Raphael of Italian Renaissance maiolica-painting: Nicola da Urbino. Presented by Professor Timothy Wilson
Afternoon 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.