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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Journal Vol 5 1984

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Page Content Contributor
1 A Useful Partner - Thomas Wedgwood 1734-1788 Kathy Niblett .
23 A Liverpool Potter in Trouble, and the Election of 1761 Lyn and Maurice Hillis
29 Late Christian or early Pennington? Lyn and Maurice Hillis
33 Trial Excavations at Wirksworth Ronald Brown and Alwyn Cox
53 New Hall: A Champion Broadsheet and some Advertisements David Holgate
61 The Turner Moulds Maureen E. Leese
79 Thomas Lakin: Staffordshire Potter 1769-1821 Harold Blakey
115 John Wedgwood of Bignall End Una des Fontaines
133 The Cambria Ledger Gwyn Evans
139 The Bramelds and the Royal Household Gwyn Evans
147 My Bones are burned as a Hearth: The Origins of Jesse Shirley & Son Ltd. Roger Pomfret
177 Joseph Clementson: A Potter "Remarkable for Energy of Character" Pat Halfpenny