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Events - English Ceramic Circle

What’s On

Zoom Meetings

Although ECC physical meetings have had to be suspended due to the Corona Virus, we have a programme of talks that can be viewed over the internet using the Zoom video-conferencing system.

This system enables ECC members, with a computer (or a mobile) and Internet access, to listen to an ECC lecture, view the slides, and ask the speaker questions.

Zoom links for each talk will be circulated by email to ECC members about 5 to 7 days before each talk.

If we do not have an email address for a member we cannot send them Zoom invitations.

If this is your case, please send your email address to the Membership Secretary; [email protected] and you will then receive an invitation to each talk by email around 5 to 7 days before the talk.

The Zoom programme for May and June is as follows:

Saturday 23 May 2020 at 4 pm BST

Nigel Cooke, Kate Cadman & Timothy Peters: The Richard Cobden (Coalport) Service

Diana Edwards: A Royal Service by David Wilson?

 

Thursday 28 May 2020 at 6 pm BST

Kate Malone MBE: Moving, Flowing, Running

 

Saturday 6 June 2020 at 4 pm BST

Sally Kevill-Davies: New links between Nicholas Sprimont’s silver and Chelsea Porcelain

 

Thursday 11 June at 6 pm BST

Peter White: Shipwreck Ceramics

 

Saturday 20 June 2020 at 4 pm BST

Maurice Hillis: Some thoughts on the outside decoration of Liverpool ceramics

 

Thursday 25 June at 6 pm BST

Jonathan Gray: The Cambrian Company – the Swansea Pottery in London 1806-1808

 

The programme of talks for July onwards will be communicated by email. 

Patricia Macleod
ECC Membership Secretary

ECC Meeting Dates for 2020

The meetings below are at 2 pm at Kensington Central Library unless otherwise stated.

Saturday 18 April 2020   POSTPONED – AGM MOVED TO 21 NOVEMBER 2020
Annual General Meeting and Miscellany

Maurice Hillis: Some thoughts on the outside decoration of Liverpool ceramics 

Sally Kevill-Davies: New links between Nicolas Sprimont’s silver and Chelsea Porcelain

           

Saturday 16 May 2020   POSTPONED  –  MOVED TO SATURDAY, 3 OCTOBER 2020 

STUDY DAY – London’s Brown Stoneware from Dwight to Martin Brothers and its influences.
Hosted by MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology).

 

Thursday 4 June 2020   POSTPONED
Nick Panes:  The First 100 Years of Japanese Porcelain, at Bonhams in Knightsbridge at 6 pm

 

Thursday 10 September 2020 at Bonhams Knightsbridge at 6 pm
Peter White:  Shipwreck Ceramics

 

Saturday 3 October 2020  (Booking and payment needed)
STUDY DAY – London’s Brown Stoneware from Dwight to Martin Brothers and its influences.

Hosted by MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology) at Mortimer Wheeler House, 46 Eagle Wharf Road, London N1 7ED  and includes displays of excavated shards from the archive. 

Papers will be given by Jacqui Pearce, Chris Green, Phil Mernick, Robin Emmerson, Alex Werner and Jonathan Gray. In addition, there will be time to handle related sherds from London factory sites, notably from Dwight, Doulton and other sites.

 

Saturday 21 November 2020 NEW VENUE – Foundling Museum, 40 Brunswick Square,

London WC1N 1AZ  The Museum is 5 minutes’ walk from Russell Square underground station. King’s Cross St Pancras and Euston stations are 10 minutes’ walk from the Museum. The nearest buses are the 7, 59, 68, 91, 98, 168 and 188.


Annual General Meeting and Miscellany (Moved from 18 April 2020)


Robin Emmerson: London in the 1860s and the Origins of Art Pottery         

Art Pottery as a distinct category began in London around 1870. Although it can be seen as an offshoot of the earlier category of Art Manufactures, there are more specific reasons why it took off when it did. These relate to a new style of fashionable living within commutable reach of the capital, and the need for decorative objects that would suit such interiors.

Paul Atterbury: Building Britain’s Canals and Railways: the Potters’ Response      

The canal network, created between the 1760s and the 1820s, had an enormous economic and social impact upon Britain, and made possible the Industrial Revolution. Yet the canal age was relatively brief, being rapidly overtaken by the start of the railways, which were to represent an even greater revolution. It is, therefore, strange that these great events prompted a rather muted response from potters, normally keen to commemorate every kind of social, political and economic change. This paper considers this phenomenon and tries to make sense of it.

 

Saturday 12 December 2020 NEW VENUE – Foundling Museum, 40 Brunswick Square,
London WC1N 1AZ  

Sally Kevill-Davies:  New links between Nicholas Sprimont’s silver and Chelsea Porcelain   

The influence of Nicholas Sprimont’s silver on the porcelain made in his Chelsea factory is examined, with new links between the two different materials explored

Simon Olding:  Unpublished Leach   
To mark the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Bernard Leach Pottery at St. Ives, Simon (the Director of the Crafts Study Centre in Farnham) will discuss items from the newly acquired Alan Bell archive.