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(Updated 12/01/20)

New for 2020...

New Slide Show - 'Icy Cool'
With a new year comes a new slideshow entitled 'Icy Cool' featuring Shelley and Wileman pieces and patterns appropriate to this time of year. As usual this may be viewed from the Home page or via the link above.

New Page - The Wileman 'Square' Shape
The long awaited new page featuring the 'Wileman Square Shape' which was the subject of a talk by DIck Gapen at the last Annual Weekend, is now uploaded and may be viewed under the Members Studies section of this site or from the above link.

Annual Weekend and AGM - Holiday Inn, Telford, 24-26 April
If you have never been to our Annual Weekend, why not make 2020 the year you come along? If you have been before you already know what the others have been missing so we look forward to seeing you again.
This year our two guest speakers will be Ben Miller from the Potteries Museum who will talk on 'Staffordshire Hospitality'- a look at the production of specialist items over 300 years, and John French is returning on Saturday to give a demonstration of his painting skills and he stays on as our after dinner speaker at the Gala Dinner. These together with our programme of short talks by members, an optional visit to Stoke Library to see the recently conserved Pattern Books, - plus all the usual events - Silent Auction, Bring and Buy stalls, the Pot Show, and a
raffle for the last special piece of china decorated by Ray Reynolds - make this a weekend not to be missed
Each year we reserve a number of rooms at the Holiday Inn, sufficient for the expected number of attendees. At the end of this month the Group has to confirm and pay for these rooms or release them back to the hotel so your booking form must be returned by 27 January. Whist we can still accommodate late entries for the Weekend we cannot guarantee a hotel room will be available after this date so, don't delay - book now!

Pattern Book Index
Now that the final Pattern Books have received conservation work, an on-line index has been prepared listing the contents of each book. This will assist members in locating the pattern book relevant to their enquiry and also provide more information on dating individual patterns. This may be accessed form the Pattern Books page or from this link.

Revised I.A.C.F Calendar
A revised 2020 calendar of fairs has now been uploaded. There are now no dates for the Bingley Hall Stafford Antiques Fair included in the calendar. Click on the link at the bottom of the Diary page or use this link to access the revised document.


...and the most recent additions in 2019

New Page - Milk Jugs
At last we can now show you the latest study based on the Annual Weekend talk by Olwen Dudgeon. This is a new interactive page which will show an enlarged image when clicking/tapping on the smaller 'thumbnail' images. Since her presentation it has received updates and members who have further examples are invited to contribute to this work. To view the page go to the 'Members Studies' section of the site or use the following link - Milk Jugs

New Page - Model Birds
Once again Chris Watkins has been busy with a further study on Model Birds. You can see this under the 'Members' Studies' section of the website or by following the above link.



Page Updates
The following pages have recently been updated:

- Noteworthy Lots
- Diary

- Magazines
- Recent Events


...and don't forget

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We have a Facebook page on which you may post any comments or photos of your favourite pieces. In particular you may click on the icons at the foot of any page to 'Like' or, better still, 'Share' the site with your friends. We are always looking for new members so if you have an appreciation for Shelley and Wileman wares why not join us. You can read more about the Group on this site or email our membership secretary with your phone number for a chat.