The Journal
The NCS Journal is published annually, is free to members, and features in-depth papers and articles on specialist ceramic topics with the general aim of providing information not previously published elsewhere. The Journal normally contains around 200 pages, and is printed on good quality paper and illustrated in colour. All members are invited to submit material to the Journal Editor for inclusion.

Journal Volume 34, 2018 includes the following articles

Simeon Shaw on the Techniques of Potting in 1835,  Rodney Hampson

Josiah Wedgwood and Engine-Turned Decoration: Experimentation, Frustration and Tenacity, John Adeney

The Importance of Canals to the 18th Century Pottery Industry,  Lucy Lead

Wedgwood Jasper Tablets and Catherine the Great of Russia, Robin Emmerson

Three Great Prestonpans Bowls, Sheila Forbes

William Cooke, Artist and Designer,   Gaye Blake-Roberts

The Holyrood Pottery Edinburgh: The recovery of Arts and Crafts Pottery during Archaeological Investigations in Gilmerton Road Edinburgh, Bob Will 

The Lewis Girls of Doulton Lambeth,  Colin Andrew

Manufacturer and Museum : George Maw’s relationship with the Museum of Practical Geology c.1867-1880,   Susan Newell

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Page Content Contributor
7 Miles Mason and Others Reginald Haggar
25 The Analysis of Rockingham Porcelain in the Light of Thomas Brameld's Notebook and a Comparison with Some Other Examples of Nineteenth Century Bone China Alwyn Cox
41 New Light on an Old Problem David Holgate
43 Unravelling a Staffordshire Knot-New Hall Surrenders to their Wills David Holgate
61 Staffordshire's Pioneer Bone-China Geoffrey A. Godden
65 A Mystery Factory Revealed Philip Miller
79 John Wyke of Liverpool and the Staffordshire Pottery Export Trade Alan Smith
89 Early Davenport Porcelain-A Note of Revision, Terence A. Lockett
95 The Furnace Site at Melbourne Ronald Brown
101 Sun Fire Insurance Policies from the Country Department Policy Registers Harold Blakey
149 The Richard Patrick Teapot Chloe Bennett