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(Updated 22/11/19)


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

I.A.C.F Calendar

The new 2020 Calendar of fairs is now available. Click on the link at the bottom of the Diary page or from this link.


New November Slideshow - 'Shades of Autumn'
With Summer a distant past our new slideshow turns to Shelley and Wileman pieces reflecting the changing landscape. Orange, yellow brown, gold as well as berries and leaves all feature in our new November slideshow entitled 'Shades of Autumn'. Take a look.

New Website Menu - 'Explore This Site'
You will notice that we have a new menu structure when you click or hover over the compass icon at the top of each page. With the increasing amount of new studies published we have decided to split the 'Shelley Study' section into two parts. The first is now devoted to 'Researching Shelley' and the second relates to 'Members Studies'. This provides more clarity over content as well as providing a neater interface. The content of existing pages has not changed - only their position in the website.

HELP! - Assistance Required Please.

Chris Watkins is collecting shape numbers to create a comprehensive listing. He has a sheet of 25 distinguishable shapes but no corresponding shape number. If anyone, member or otherwise, has another example of any of these, please will you email to

- A picture of the piece
- A picture of the base showing the three digit shape number
- Dimensions of the piece

Your assistance will be much appreciated.

2020 Annual Weekend and AGM
Next years event will be held between 24-26 April 2020, once again at the Holiday Inn, Telford. Put the dates in your diary now. A full review of the 2019 Weekend is included on this website in a new page - Annual Weekend and AGM. Click on the link to view.

'Coming Very Soon...'
New pages featuring 'Milk Jugs' and 'The Square Shape' both of which were the subjects of talks at the last Annual Weekend, are almost complete. Look out for these in the coming weeks.

Community Projects.

Although we are best known as a collectors group, we are a Registered Charity - No.1097547 and we have included a new page on this website detailing some of the community projects we are involved in or have completed. Take a look at our new Community  Projects page. It is no longer a requirement to produce detailed accounts to the Charities Commission, however we do provide an annual report on our aims and activities. Read the Report to 31 October 2018 here.

Facebook icon Facebook Page 
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.

Japan Ware
The National Shelley China Club have recently included a study of Shelley and Wileman Japan ware to their website following a talk given by Carolyn Keating at their last conference. This study has kindly been made available to all collectors and we have included a new page - Japan Ware - on our site with links to this study. Take a look.

The 'Collectors Guide to Shelley and Wileman Intarsio' by Les Foley, has now been reprinted and includes a supplement by Chris Watkins noting new finds since the first edition was published - price £17.00 (£12.00 to members) and may be purchased through the Shelley Bookshop.
Please note there have been a number of price changes to other publications.

Page Updates
The following pages have recently been updated:

- Noteworthy Lots
- Diary

- Magazines
- Recent Events
- Earthenware