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Events - English Ceramic Circle

What’s On


Our programme has been amended, in an abundance of caution, given the current Covid-19 concerns. Please note that the London Member’s meetings scheduled for the 11th December 2021 and the 15th January 2022 have been postponed – the March and April 2022 London member’s meetings are now planned to be all day (10.30am til 5pm approx). The website will always show the latest programme, which is subject to change, amendment and addition. The running order for the Member’s meetings may differ from that shown below.

2021-2022 ECC Programme

The ECC runs three types of meetings:

1) Member’s meetings – which are held in London on Saturdays – we will Zoom these papers and add the recordings onto the member’s section of the ECC website. The venue is the Foundling Museum, 40, Brunswick Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 1AZ. These are open to members only

2) Open Zoom meetings – which are available to members and non-members alike. These tend to be on the last Thursday of the month, and start at 6pm. These Zoom meetings do not happen every month, so there are gaps in the programme. The link is circulated about a week in advance

3) Seminars – open to members and non-members who pay the attendance fee – with members receiving a discounted rate

If you would like to receive invites to all meetings, please join the ECC. If you would like to receive details of the open Zoom meetings and seminars, 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 following shows the ECC programme chronologically:

Thursday 16th December 2021 – Open Zoom
Dutch ceramic treats – Archaeological evidence of the Dutch trade with 17th century Chesapeake
Bly Straube

Thursday 27th January 2022 – Open Zoom
The origin of the Toby Jug
Antony Griffiths

Thursday 24th February 2022 – Open Zoom
A Giles Italianate Service: Fifteen Worcester Plates reveal a decorative Grand Tour
Charlotte Jacob-Hanson

Saturday March 19th 2022 – 10.30am for a 10.45am start – to 5pm (note all day) – Members Only

Lady Diana Beauclerk, artist and designer
Diana Edwards

A perfect little place: the ceramics at Beatrix Potter’s Hill Top
Rachel Conroy & Helen Antrobus

English Ceramics at the Court of Fath Ali Shah Qajar
Fuchsia Hart

Saturday April 9th 2022 – 10.30am for a 10.45am start – to 5pm (note all day) – Members Only

Aspects of first period Worcester
Ray Jones

Building Britain’s Canals and Railways – a Potters Response
Paul Atterbury

Gerald Coke and James Giles
Paul Crane

New aspects of Caughley Porcelain
Gaye Blake-Roberts

28th April 2022 – Open Zoom
In search of the Chelsea “chymist” – more on F. J d’Osterman
Nick Panes (with Victor Judge)

5th May 2022 – Thomas Baxter seminar being held at the V&A Museum– booking details to be circulated in early 2022
Confirmed speakers, John Sandon, Roger Edmundson, Charles Dawson, Andrew Renton,
Martin Myrone, Caroline McCaffrey-Howarth/Florence Tyler & Jonathan Gray

26th May 2022 – Open Zoom
Dave Yorath at Denby –
Oliver Towers

Felicity Marno’s paper on “The second Duchess of Portland’s China Collection” will be scheduled for later in 2022. Gaye Blake Roberts paper on Wedgwood & Liverpool (an open Zoom) will also feature later in the year. We are also working with Lars Tharp to reschedule his paper – PUNCH-UP! – with Hogarth and Friends.

The ECC reserves the right to change speakers, venues and dates as needs arise, Covid-19 or otherwise. If you have offered a paper which is not included above, or you believe there is an error, please contact the Meetings Secretary on [email protected]