Programme of Meetings 2023-’24

Edinburgh in-person meetings take place on Friday evenings at the

   German Church 
   1 Chalmers Crescent

Meetings start at 7:30 p.m.

Some Edinburgh meetings may be live-streamed via Zoom so that members unable to attend in person can join in. Details of how to join broadcast meetings will be emailed to members beforehand.

Glasgow in-person meetings take place at the 

   Partick Burgh Halls

   Burgh Hall Street 

   Glasgow G11 5LW

 2024 in Edinburgh

EDINBURGH Friday 12th January, 7.30p.m.:   Short talks from members

Please do assist by offering to give a short talk on any topic relating to Scottish pottery. We are not necessarily looking for final versions of carefully researched papers so please do not be intimidated.

EDINBURGH Friday 9th February, 7.30p.m.:  Roger Stewart: Bernard Leach and Michael Cardew: Influences on Studio Pottery in Scotland

Our membership secretary Roger has an enviable knowledge of St Ives and Scottish Studio pottery, and this talk will outline his latest research findings.

EDINBURGH Thursday 7th March, 2.00p.m.:  Claire Blakey and Sarah Rothwell: Aspects of the pottery collection in the National Museums of Scotland.

This meeting will take the form of an afternoon visit to view the British Ceramics Collection at the Collection Centre of the National Museums of Scotland, Granton, Edinburgh  The visit will begin at 2.00pm and we will be hosted by Claire Blakey and Sarah Rothwell, two of the curators. Unfortunately, numbers will be limited and the names of those attending must be supplied in advance for security reasons.

EDINBURGH Friday 12th April, 7.30p.m.: George Haggarty: Scottish East Coast Commemorative Pottery c 1815-1840.

George is currently publishing Alastair Leslie’s remarkable collection of late 18th and early 19th century pottery, some items from which will feature in this talk.

EDINBURGH Friday 10th May, 7.30p.m.: Derek Hall: Guess who’s coming to Dinner? Ceramic form and style in medieval Scotland. A reflection of dietary change and external influence.

Derek Hall, an archaeologist specialising in ceramics, will consider the effect of the introduction of new eating and drinking habits into Medieval Scotland by looking at the development and manufacture of different types of pottery vessels.


2024 in Glasgow

 Meetings are taking place on:

Monday 5th February: Jugs, Jugs, Jugs!
Members’ Day – bring along a jug (or jugs) and tell us all about it

Monday 4th March: Group Visit
Proposed visit to Glasgow Museum’s Resource Centre in Nitshill to view the ‘Magnificent
Hutcheson Caledonian Pottery Stoneware Jug’

Monday 8th April: Louise Nolan and Ruth Impey
Louise and Ruth are SPS members and practising potters and will host us at Stockingfield Bridge
where they will discuss their current work and Scottish pottery collection.

Monday 13th May: Graeme Cruickshank
Topic to be confirmed

all at 2pm at the above venue in Partick Burgh Halls