~ for those with an interest in fine eighteenth century Shropshire porcelain

The Caughley Society was formed in 1999. Its aims are to educate the public in the subject of Caughley porcelains, to promote research and study in all matters relating to Caughley porcelain and to disseminate the useful knowledge gained for the public benefit.

The Society holds two meetings annually, in April and October, at the Coalport China Museum site near Ironbridge in Shropshire, England, home of the national Caughley collection. These comprise talks, discussions, opportunities to study representative pieces, and give a chance for members to socialise. To find out more about these, please click on the 'MEETINGS PROGRAMME' button on the left of this page.

The Society also publishes four newsletters a year, distributed free to members. To read more about these, please click on the 'NEWSLETTERS' button on the left of this page.

Image: Geoffrey Godden at the unveiling of the memorial at the site of the Caughley factory

In 2002, the Society was responsible for erecting a memorial at the factory site, seen above at its unveiling with the Society's then-President, the late Geoffrey Godden.

Image: A delightfully decorated Caughley mask head jug shown at the 'Caughley in Colour' exhibition 2005

In 2005, the Society staged a major exhibition, “Caughley in Colour”, at and in conjunction with the Coalport China Museum.


In 2012, the Society published a pattern book containing all the known underglaze blue and white patterns and borders used by the Caughley factory. This has now sold out.  For more information, please click on the 'PATTERN BOOK' button on the left of this page.

New members are always welcome, whether they are collectors of porcelain or simply have an interest in 18th century decorative arts and want to learn more. If you would like to join the Society, please click on the 'MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM' button on the left of the page. We would be very pleased to welcome you.



Our President is well-known ceramics expert John Sandon. He is seen here (left) with our Chairman Chris Riddle (right).

To read more about John, click here.


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