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English Ceramic Circle

The English Ceramic Circle is dedicated to the study of ceramics manufactured, decorated, or used in the British Isles.

The ECC offers these benefits to our members:

  • attending handling sessions at museums and public collections, and visits to private collections
  • access to exclusive auction preview visits including Bonhams and Woolley & Wallis
  • broadening your knowledge of ceramics and making new friends from fellow members and ceramic experts
  • access to the archives of the ECC Journal (Transactions), comprising around 700 individual papers
  • attending regular convivial meetings with talks on new research by ceramic experts
  • receiving free copies of the annual ECC journal, Newsletters and other ceramic volumes

If you are interested in becoming a part of the English Ceramics Circle, we will be delighted to hear from you. Find out more here

Members’ lecture meetings, seminars, visits to collections and other activities

Latest news about the ECC organisation and its activities for members and potential members

Search digitised versions of over 650 papers in the Journal, Transactions

The English Ceramic Circle (or ECC for short) is the oldest society dedicated to the study of British ceramics and enamels.
Members interested in ceramics at all levels of knowledge are always made welcome. Founded in 1927, we aim to advance
knowledge by presenting new research on these subjects at our meetings and by publishing this research. The Circle`s worldwide
membership embraces collectors, curators, archaeologists, potters, auctioneers, dealers, social historians and all those with an
interest in the history of ceramics made in the British Isles.

Enthusiasts and experts in British pottery, porcelain and enamels.

English Ceramic Circle was founded in 1927.

Registered Charity No. 1097063.

Latest News

Visit to Salisbury Museum

On Saturday 15 February 2020 there will be an ECC Meeting and handling session at the Grade 1 listed Salisbury Museum, which boasts a magnificent collection of English ceramics covering four centuries. The main ceramic Gallery is housed in the Kings Room where there...

Study Day at Worcester Museum

On 4 October 2019 ECC Members and friends of the Museum of Royal Worcester attended a Worcester Porcelain Study Day held in the Henry Sandon Hall at the Museum. Attendees were delighted to hear a celebratory address at the event from Henry Sandon himself in his own...

Visit to Sherbourne Castle and Gardens

On 22 May 2019 the ECC visit to Sherborne Castle and Gardens proved to be a great success. Members enjoyed seeing the castle (built by Sir Walter Raleigh in 1594) that reflects a variety of decorative styles in its rich interiors and important collections of...

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

From 18 May 2018, the processing of all ECC Members’ personal data is governed by the new UK General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Be assured that we comply with our obligations under GDPR to keep members’ personal data up to date, stored securely, protected from...

If you are interested in collecting or researching British pottery, porcelain and enamels, consider joining The English Ceramic Circle today.