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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.

Zoom meetings programme is as follows:

ECC MEETINGS 2020 – 2021

Member meetings on Zoom start at 4pm; physical meetings when they restart (planned March 2021) start at 2pm. Open meetings on Thursdays start at 6pm. We will, subject to the speaker’s agreement, zoom and/or record all meetings. Please note seminars will not be zoomed live – there will be a delay before these are added to the website. Physical Saturday members meetings from 20th March 2021 are booked at the Foundling Museum, 40, Brunswick Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 1AZ. This is subject to UK Government approval that such meetings can go ahead.

(Blue are open meetings; Purple seminars and Black members only)

Open [email protected] Thursday Meetings

29th October 2020
Breaking the chains: Ceramics and the Abolition Movement – Ron Fuchs

12th November 2020
The Cambrian Company – the Swansea Pottery’s London Warehouse 1806-1808 – Jonathan Gray

Members Only

21st November 2020 (Zoom)
London in the 1860s and the origin of Art Pottery – Robin Emmerson

Open [email protected] Thursday Meetings

3rd December 2020
Chelsea – the Triangle and Raised Anchor Period – Paul Crane

Members Only

12th December 2020 (Zoom)
Unpublished Leach – Simon Olding

Members Only

23rd January 2021 (Zoom)
Isleworth Raw Materials – evidence from the Isleworth and Hounslow potteries – Ray Howard and J Victor Owen

Open [email protected] Thursday Meetings**

11th February 2021
Parish Scavenger’s Tale – Jacqui Pearce

25th February 2021
Thompson’s The Seasons and material culture – Sandro Jung

11th March 2021
John Bennett, the Englishman who inspired the American Art Pottery Movement – Jill Fenichell

Members Only

20th March 2021
Building Britain’s Canals and Railways – a Potters Response – Paul Atterbury
Gerald Coke and James Giles – Paul Crane

Members Only

17th April 2021
AGM and Miscellany
A Bristol Porcelain Figure in the Schreiber Collection – Roger Massey (2 papers)
The source of some Sadler printed tiles

Open Seminar – Booking Required (will appear in the 2021 Newsletter)

15th May 2021
London Stoneware covering five centuries of stoneware – confirmed speakers including Jacqui Pearce; Chris Green; Phil Mernick; Robin Emmerson; Alex Warner; and Jonathan Gray

Open Seminar – Booking Required (will be notified no later than Easter 2021)

Sept/Oct 2021
Thomas Baxter – Father and Son, to mark the 200th anniversary of Thomas Baxter Jnr’s death on 18th April 1821. Programme will cover his time in London, his connection with Emma Hamilton, his work in Worcester and in Swansea

Members Only

20th November 2021
William Hogarth Revisited (Working Title) – Lars Tharp
Sevres Mania (Working Title) – Caroline McCaffrey-Howarth

Members Only

11th December 2021
New thoughts on a Charles Gouyn Toilet Set – Sally Kevill-Davies
The second Duchess of Portland’s China Collection – Felicity Marni
New aspects of Caughley Porcelain – Gaye Blake-Roberts

The ECC reserves the right to change speakers, venues and dates as needs arise.

** A further programme of open meetings between March and December 2021 is being created, and will be published on the ECC website.