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 9 1992

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Page Content Contributor
1 Closer to the Bone: the Development of Bone China Robert Copeland
25 Miles Mason and the China Club 1785-88 - Part I Kay Staniland
45 Sunderland Pottery: some new views Nick Dolan
77 Robert Hamilton and William Arrowsmith of Stoke-upon-Trent Trevor Markin
115 Staffordshire Potters and Scottish Merchants Jill Turnbull
123 The Lost Collection of Enoch Wood Miranda F. Goodby
153 Staffordshire Ceramic Trade with the United States: the role of the merchants, Goddard, Burgess and Dale, in the mid-nineteenth century Neil M. D. Ewins
163 The Hartleys of the Leeds and Castleford Potteries Ron Morley
165 Sun Fire Insurance Records 1774-1782 Harold Blakey