NCS Members and non-members
are invited to

People & Pots
Makers & the Marketplace 

NCS Summer School 2024

27-30 August
University of Chester


People & Pots: Makers & The Marketplace

Our Summer Seminar will cover a wide range of pottery & porcelain topics.  We will discuss pottery & porcelain makers, the wares and the people who made them, owned them and used them. From Medieval Chester to 18th century Colonial Williamsburg and the 20th century British semi-detached – what ceramics did people use?  What wares were part of the export trade? Who ran the most exclusive 18th century porcelain factory in London and who owned some of the smaller, yet significant early 19th century porcelain factories in Staffordshire?  Join us for an unforgettable summer seminar where curiosity knows no bounds and every question leads to a new discovery!


Speakers include:  Julie Edwards, Robin Emmerson, Pat Halfpenny, Angelika Kuettner
Ben Miller, Simon Spier


This is a residential seminar at the University of Chester, non-residential places are available.


The NCS makes a bursary available to  members or non-members who feel they would benefit from the opportunity to attend summer school. The bursaries cover conference sessions, meals and accommodation but not travel to Chester. Please send application using this link


In addition to the speakers’ presentations the programme also includes

  • Coach trip to Erdigg
  • Display & discussion of members’ pots
  • Evening of Members’ Paper
  • A book sale
  • Members’ social evenings

If you are attending the conference and wish to contribute a short paper to the members’ evening, please let us know here

   At a glance

27-30 August, 2024
University of Chester

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