People & Pots
Makers & the Marketplace

 Summer School 2024

27-30 August, 2024
Chester University




Julie Edwards
The rich ceramic archaeology of Chester
medieval to 19th century
Handling session of ceramic archaeology of Chester

Robin Emmerson
Exports of Creamware

Semi-Detached Ceramics

Pat Halfpenny
Little known early 19th century Staffordshire potters

Angelika Kuettner

Virginians and Their Dishes: Ceramics from the Greater Williamsburg Area and the People Who Owned Them
Simply Riveting: Broken and Mended Ceramics

Ben Miller
Farmiloe: The Pottery Dynasty That Never Was

Simon Spier

Chelsea porcelain and the V&A: Past, Present, Future
Henry Willett’s Collection of Popular Pottery

In addition to the lecture programme there will be

  • an afternoon trip to the Erddig
  • an evening display and dicussion of members pots
  • evening book sales
  • evening social time to relax in the company of like-minded ceramic enthusiasts.


Residential  details

 Summer School 2024
will be held at the University of Chester
Parkgate Road, Chester

Accommodation, dining room and conference facilities are all close to each other on the Parkgate site.

Bedrooms are in a newly built  block and are accessible by lift, they each have a British queen-size bed, and ensuite facilities with a shower. Tea making equipment and a refrigerator are also provided.

Grosvenor Accomodation 

Lecture facilities

How to get to Chester University
Parkgate is on the A540 as it leaves the city centre; Sat Nav. postcode CH1 4BJ

Train: Chester is well served by the railway network. From the railway station the campus is about 20 minutes walk or a  short taxi ride.

Rooms and registration will be available from 2:30 pm, Tuesday 27 August when coffee and tea will be available. The conference formally begins with the wine reception at 6:30pm.