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.
Due to the ongoing global pandemic and the measures put in place by the UK Government to control it, it is not possible to arrange public events at present. We hope that later in the year conditions may allow us to begin to plan gatherings once again.
Under normal circumstances we try to arrange visits to notable collections of Derby and other porcelains at least once each year. To help find a substitute for this we are holding virtual visits to view some of the more outstanding and important pieces in our members collections. These can be viewed via the Society's facebook page, to access it please click on this link - Derby Porcelain International Society | Facebook - or click on the facebook icon at the foot of each page on this site.
There are some quite outstanding items of Derby porcelain to view which are not usually available for the public to see. The Society is very grateful to our members for opening up their collections this way and would encourage others to share a few of their best pieces with us. We may be prevented from leaving home most of the time but some beautiful Derby porcelain is available to view!
If you wish to share some images, please get in touch with the Society webmaster and administrator of the Society facebook page by going to our Contact Us page and filling out the General Enquiries form.