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Happy New(s) Year 2018!

(Updated 12/01/18)

The new Cup Shapes book (3rd Edition) by Bruce Sandie from Australia has now arrived in the UK and may be purchased through the Shelley Bookshop. Also back in stock are the Crested Miniatures book and the Teapot Shapes book.

New Year Slideshow
Our first slideshow in 2018 is titled 'Winter Blues'. It presents many well known pieces and a few lesser known ones with the common theme of 'Blue'. The slideshow may be accessed via the link above. Sit back in the comfort of your armchair, ignore the weather outside and enjoy!

Shelley Group Annual Weekend 2018
As announced, the 2018 Annual Weekend will again be at the Holiday Inn, Telford from Friday 27 April to Sunday 29 April 2018. The theme for this year's event is 'Time' and so all the presentations will be based around this . Subjects include Clocks, the Beginning of the RAF, Shelley Girls, and a Stitch in Time.
In addition to the talks there will be a Demonstration of Pottery Throwing by John French (Middlethorpe Pottery) and another chance to see the Shelley Pattern Books. All this plus the usual Bring and Buy, a Raffle for the very last prize to be produced by Ray Reynolds, The Gala Dinner, Silent Auction, The Famous Pot show, Two cakes by Enid Foley, and of course lots of Shelley and Wileman pieces on display!

A booking form was enclosed with the December magazine or you can download a copy here. Don't delay - Apply today!

John (Jack) Heron Collection - Auction
On 19 November 2017, Hawleys Auctioneers held an auction at Beverley Racecourse which included a number of interesting items from the collection of Jack 
Heron. Jack was the Decorating Manager at Shelley prior to Ray Reynolds and as well as some special china pieces, he had some original artwork from Hilda Cowham and Mabel Lucie Attwell which had been commissioned by the Company. A selection of the lots are featured in a separate page which may be accessed from 'Noteworthy Lots' or via this link.

Shelley Periodical Index
The Shelley Periodical Index produced by our sister club in USA, detailing past magazine articles and other items, is now hosted on our own website. As well as being able to be interrogated through Microsoft Excel, all the data can be accessed through our search engine 'freefind'. This makes searching for specific articles much easier and as the website expands, this facility will provide greater benefit. Try it out.

Shelley Study
Three new pages have been included under this section.

- 'Research at the National Archives, Kew' - to assist those planning a visit to the Archives for the first time.
- 'Pattern Books' - originally an item on this page but has now been given a separate page under 'Shelley Study'.
- 'Identifying Shelley and Wileman Pieces' - a guide primarily for the new collector.

Shelley Shop & Library
A number of new items are available for purchase from the Shelley Shop including summaries of Annual Weekend talks. The Library page has now been streamlined and links to the Shelley Bookshop are now provided from each book review page

Annual Report to Charities Commission

Although we are no longer required to produce detailed accounts to the Charities Commission, we do provide an annual report on our aims and activities. Read the latest report to 31 October 2016.

Page Updates
The following pages have recently been updated:
- Noteworthy Lots
- Recent Events
- Shelley Shop - Reference Books & Giftware Items
- Other Sites of Interest
- Diary - new I.A.C.F dates for 2018 now available