The Caughley Society holds two meetings a year, usually at the Coalport China Museum site, near Ironbridge in Shropshire, England, home of the national Caughley porcelain collection. The Spring meeting is normally held on the first Saturday in April (unless this coincides with the Easter holiday period), and the Autumn one on the first Saturday in October.  Full details of each meeting are published on this website as soon as they are available. Other events are also organised.

Visitors are particularly welcome.  To encourage younger people to take an interest, the Society now offers up to five free places at each of our meetings to people under the age of 25 studying in an appropriate field (for instance ceramics, design, fine art) at further and higher education establishments, museums, auctioneers and organisations such as the National Trust.

If you would like to attend one of our meetings, whether as a paying visitor or younger person, please send us an email by clicking on the 'Contact Us' button on the left of this page.


Saturday 4 April 2020

From print to printed pattern - the dying art of copper plate engraving

Dr Richard Halliday will explore one aspect of his four years of research into engraving, which documented the engraving process from start to finish, something that had never been undertaken before. Not only will he share what has been learned about term, tools and techniques, but he will also demonstrate how the dying art of the pottery engraver has been preserved.


A hands-on session examining late Caughley and early Coalport pots

Following a short introduction by Roger Edmundson, we will examine some example pots made towards the end of the Caughley factory’s life and at the beginning of the John Rose Coalport production in order to learn the differences and help to distinguish between them. In order to make this successful we ask that members attending the meeting bring along any of their pieces which they believe may fall into this period.


Saturday 3 October 2020


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