London Ceramic Circle at Morley College

Who we are

The London Ceramic Circle, (formerly Morley College Ceramic Circle) was founded in 1967 by a group of enthusiastic students, who wanted to establish a group devoted to ceramics.

The Circle aims to encourage the study, research and enjoyment of ceramics from all periods such as 18th and 19th century porcelain, Medieval and later pottery, 20th century and contemporary studio pottery etc.

What we do

The Circle holds 15 meetings at Morley College throughout the year except during August and September.

Meetings are held at 7pm on Friday evenings during term times. The current programme of lectures can be found at the website

A variety of lecturers from both home and abroad are invited to speak on diverse and fascinating range of ceramics specialisms.

Recent speakers include Sebastian Kuhn from Bonhams European Ceramics Department, Catherine Pearson on Eric Ravilious's designs for Wedgwood and Jacqui Pearce from Museum of London Archaeological Department speaking on the heritage of rough earthenware.

Pot nights are held from time to time when members can bring items for identification, discussion and handling.

A popular weekend seminar is held in the autumn with two days of lectures and presentations devoted to ceramics. Past themes include: "Ornamental and remarkable ceramic wares" (2012) and "Ceramic tablewares throughout the ages" (2013) with guest speakers John Sandon and Geoffrey Godden.

Becoming a member

All are welcome to join the Circle and you do not have to be enrolled at the College to become a member.

Cost of membership is £15 for single and £20 for joint membership (for those living at the same address).

Please see LCC website for payment methods and details.

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Useful Links:

Guide To Pottery & Porcelain Marks

English Ceramic Circle

The London Ceramic Circle

Northern Ceramic Society

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