San Francisco Ceramic Circle

Ceramic groups and societies

 
This listing of useful organizations for ceramic enthusiasts is provided as a convenience for SFCC members ( and other ceramic enthusiasts ) who want to periodically supplement the SFCC program of lectures with additional information about various aspects of ceramics.
 
The following ceramic organizations are local, national or international in scope and many periodically publish newsletters and/or journals of interest. Some hold regular and/or annual meetings. All charge annual dues. More details are available on their web sites
 

The Northern Ceramic Society (UK).
Issues four newsletters annually and an annual journal focussing mainly on British Ceramics. Organizes meetings around G.B. and an annual Summer School at extra cost.

The Wedgwood Society of New York ( USA ).
Holds monthly meetings in NYC. Issues brief monthly newsletters including a synopsis of their meetings and publishes their journal "Ars Ceramica" annually. The WSNY holds auctions among members in NYC. Main focus is Wedgwood from the beginning to modern times.

Friends of Blue ( UK )
The focus is on blue transfer printed British pottery. Issues a quarterly bulletin. Annually organizes one major meeting at extra cost.

The Transferware Collectors Club ( USA and UK ).
Main focus on printed pottery and porcelain. Annual meeting at cities in USA and England at extra cost. Members only access to a bulletin archive, transferware pattern database and classified ads.

American Ceramic Circle (USA).
Membership applications are due before September. Interest is on Ceramics of all countries and periods. Issues Spring and Fall newsletters and publishes a Journal annually. Holds an annual conference at extra cost in November rotating among major cities with ceramic collections and occasional special events..

English Ceramic Circle (UK ).
Primary focus on British ceramics. Holds monthly meetings and occasional special events in the UK (London) Publishes proceedings annually with many back issues still available.

BOW Porcelain
Articles, research and a Bow porcelain gallery

The Spode Society ( UK).
Specifically interested in the products and history of Spode and Copeland .

The Derby Porcelain International Society (UK ).
Specifically interested in the products and history of Derby porcelain and other Derbyshire ceramics.

The China Students' Club of Boston (USA).
Main focus study, appreciation and understanding of all forms of ceramic art. Publishes newsletter "SHARDS" in PDF format accessed from web site. Holds monthly lecture meetings. Guests are welcome at all meetings.

The Connecticut Ceramic Study Circle (USA).
Main focus study, appreciation and understanding of all forms of ceramic art. Holds monthly lecture meetings with program posted on their web site. Visitors $15 per lecture.

The Caughley Society ( UK).
Main focus is on Caughley Porcelain. Publishes four news letters annually.

The Association of the Friends of Doccia ( Italy ).
Focus on Doccia ( Ginori ) and related ceramics. Publishes a Journal. Organises occasional meetings and field trips

French Porcelain Society (UK)
Lecture program . Issues publications. Web site has a useful bibliography.

Majolica International Society ( USA ).
Holds annual meeting and publishes newsletters

Wedgwood Society of Southern California ( USA ).
Holds meetings ( usually monthly ) and publishes newsletters

Clarice Cliff Collector's Club
Holds annual meeting and publishes on line newsletters

Flow Blue International Collectors' Club.
Holds annual meeting and publishes 5 newsletters annually

International Willow Collectors.
Holds annual meeting and publishes occasional newsletters

White Ironstone China Association.
Holds annual meeting and publishes 4 newsletters annually

The National Shelley China Club
Holds annual conference and publishes 4 newsletters annually

Tea Leaf Club International.
Holds annual conference and publishes 5 newsletters annually

 

 

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