THE CAUGHLEY SOCIETY
The Wedgwood Collection, one of the most important industrial archives in the world and a unique record of 250 years of British art, is under threat of being separated and sold off. To read more and find out how you can help, please click on the link below.
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Please go to 'PATTERN BOOK' for more details and to order
The Caughley Society was formed in 1999. Its aims are to educate the public in the subject of Caughley porcelains, to promote research and study in all matters relating to Caughley porcelain and to disseminate the useful knowledge gained for the public benefit.
The Society holds two meetings annually, in April and October, at the Coalport China Museum site near Ironbridge in Shropshire, England, home of the national Caughley collection. These comprise talks, discussions, opportunities to study representative pieces, and give a chance for members to socialise. To find out more about these, please click on the 'MEETINGS PROGRAMME' button on the left of this page.
The Society also publishes four newsletters a year, distributed free to members. To read more about these, please click on the 'NEWSLETTERS' button on the left of this page.
In 2002, the Society was responsible for erecting a memorial at the factory site, seen above at its unveiling with the Society's then-President, Geoffrey Godden.
In 2005, the Society staged a major exhibition, “Caughley in Colour”, at and in conjunction with the Coalport China Museum.
In 2012, the Society published a pattern book containing all the known underglaze blue and white patterns and borders used by the Caughley factory. For more details and to order, please click on the 'PATTERN BOOK' button on the left of this page. It is hoped that this will be followed by a similar book of overglaze patterns.
New members are always welcome, whether they are collectors of porcelain or simply have an interest in 18th century decorative arts and want to learn more. If you would like to join the Society, please click on the 'MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM' button on the left of the page. We would be very pleased to welcome you.
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