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.

Events 2022


The Society is working on producing a range of events for our membership this year.  Due to the uncertainties created by covid these plans are not especially advanced, but given the ending of restrictions here in the UK that uncertainty is much reduced.  We are therefore able to plan with more confidence.

Here are our plans to date, further details will be added as they are confirmed.


Saturday 23rd April 2022

A seminar is planned to be held at Royal Crown Derby Museum.  Those attending will be split into three groups rotating around three individual workshops.  These will be:


  • Recognising restoration

  • Early Derby Artists and Internet Archives

  • Pattern books.

There will also be our usual session of "show and tell" at which members are invited to bring along new or interesting pieces from their collections.

We are grateful to Royal Crown Derby Museum for hosting our seminar once again.

Saturday 15th October.

A Society meeting, coupled with our AGM, is being planned for this date.  The venue and further details will be posted here once finalised.