The Society has an Events Committee which organises regular seminars, study meetings and visits to ceramic collections at which Society members are able to meet like-minded members in an informal but educational settings. On at least one occasion each year members are invited to bring pieces for appraisal in a Members' Forum. Occasionally our events are residential, comprising overnight stays in hotels close to venues being visited, which may include museums, stately homes and private collections.
The Society's Annual General Meeting is usually held in October each year, and has taken place at a variety of venues in recent years. On the day of the AGM the Gilbert Bradley Memorial Lecture is given by a knowledgeable individual and covers a particular aspect of Derbyshire ceramics.
The Events Committee would welcome ideas and suggestions from members for subjects for seminars, guest speakers or suitable and interesting locations for visits.
The Society is working on producing a range of events for our membership this year and two dates are already planned. Further details will be added once confirmed, but we would encourage our members to note the dates in their diaries now.
Saturday 29th April 2023
A seminar is planned to be held at
St Joseph's Hall, Burton Road, Derby, DE1 1TQ
We anticipate having three speakers to address the meeting, plus our usual "Show and Tell" where members can bring interesting items from their collections. A buffet lunch will be served.
Saturday 14th October 2023.
For reasons outside of our control, the venue for this seminar
has changed to:
Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church Hall
36 Uttoxeter Road
The speakers will be Anna Rhodes from Buxton Museum, talking about linking landscapes on Derby porcelain with their source prints and watercolours, and Liz Woledge from RCD Museum discussing the concepts of recent designs on Royal Crown Derby porcelain and the influence of the designers.
As usual there will be a "Show and Tell" session and the Society AGM will be included during the day.
A buffet lunch will be served.