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On Saturday 15 February 2020 there was 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 are rare early Worcester and Chelsea items, a full set of the Bow Five Senses and a famous New Canton inkwell. There is a separate room devoted to the Brixie Jarvis Collection of Wedgwood. The ECC committee chose items from the reserve collection for handling.

Morning Programme in the Museum included a handling session in the Ceramic Gallery.
Afternoon ECC Meeting programme in the Museum Lecture Hall with talks by:
Rosemary Pemberton: Contributions towards the History of J E Nightingale: Ceramic Author and Collector of Salisbury
Clare Durham: From Salisbury With Love The story of the sale of the first recorded c18th-century American porcelain teapot for £500,000.
Michael Jeffery: Martin Brothers – The Potters, Patrons and Purchasers of the last 150 Years

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 hall.

Attendees heard talks about the Worcester factory by five expert speakers:

  • Limehouse, Bristol and Worcester, fact and fiction – Ray Jones
  • The first decade of Worcester Porcelain, a collectors view – Peter White
  • Dazzling Splendour, the decoration of the Giles atelier – Paul Crane
  • New Findings on Flight and Barr – Charles Dawson
  • Great figures who modelled Worcester figures: W B Kirk, James Hadley, Freda Doughty and Doris Lindner – John Sandon

The ECC is delighted to announce its first ever research grant programme.  We are seeking applications from members and non-members alike to assist new research on British ceramics and enamels made or decorated in the British Isles from c1600 to the present day.

A grant fund of £4,000 has been created and applicants may apply for any individual amount up to £4,000.  The application process opens immediately and the window for applications closes on 31 August 2021.  Please visit the Grants page of this English Ceramic Circle website for more information and an application form.