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About the Group

(Updated 13/04/24)

If this is your first visit to our website - Welcome to the Shelley Group. We are a friendly bunch of collectors who have a love of the wonderful pieces of china and earthenware produced by Wileman and Shelley.

About the Group

The Shelley Group was formed in 1986 by a small number of collectors in the UK. Since then it has grown considerably and has over 200 members in the UK and the rest of the world. We are a charitable organisation (Registration No.1097547) whose aim is to promote and disseminate information on and generally broaden the appreciation of Shelley and Wileman wares. Click on the navigation buttons above and explore the site. The Group has a huge amount of information on Shelley and Wileman, ranging across, the history of the pottery, patterns, shapes, registered numbers, research projects, news, a diary of events and much more. We welcome enquiries and are happy to provide information and assistance to both members and non members alike - see our ‘Contact Us’ page.

Report to Charities Commission - 2023
The annual report to the Charities Commission for the year ended 31 October 2023 has now been published. To read the report please click on the following link - Annual Report 2023

Why all the interest in Shelley?

Why all the interest in Shelley The Shelley and Wileman mark is a sign of quality epitomising the best of production from the Staffordshire England potteries. Not only is It beautiful but it is diverse, ranging from everyday tableware to cabinet pieces of the very highest order.
Their bone china, although thin enough to be translucent, is surprisingly strong whilst their pottery is recognised as some of the best created. From the beginning they concentrated on getting the best china products possible. It has attracted collectors worldwide for many and varied reasons. Some people start because of a lovely inheritance such as a part tea set, some spot a stunning item at an antiques fair or auction, and yet others enjoy the social history behind the pieces. Whatever the reason, the Shelley Group is here to assist and provide an enjoyable social environment for you to pursue your interest.

(Photo taken at the Shelley Group Annual Weekend & AGM. 2018)

If this brief introduction interests you, read more about the benfits of becoming a member on our Become A Member page where you can apply to join from the link at the bottom of the page OR email your telephone number to the membership secretary who will contact you if you would like further information