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(Updated 16/11/23)

Noteworthy Lots
Potteries Auctions at Silverdale showrooms on 9-11 November 2023 included items from the collections of Les and Enid Foley and Ian and Sheila Davies - former members of the UK's Shelley Group. There were too many items of interest to list all in the usual manner however a separate summary of the more significant results can be viewed via Noteworthy Lots or this direct link.

New Slide Show - 'Equinox'
A new slide show entitled 'Equinox' has been released featuring Shelley and Wileman pieces apprpriate to this season. It may be viewed from our Home page or from this direct link. Enjoy!

'Shelley's Superior Shapes'
If you missed John Barter's Zoom presentation on Friday 15 September about Wileman and Shelley jelly moulds and how their names were influenced by famour London hotels , a recording of this is now available under Video Presentations-Playlist or may be viewed directly from this link. This was originally presented by John at the Shelley Group Annual Weekend in 2014 .

'New' Wileman Pattern Book Surfaces
Following a last minute notification of a further Wileman pattern book being auctioned at Adam Partridge Macclesfield saleroom on 24 May 2023, the Shelley Group were successful bidders and thanks to a generous member donation, acquired this valuable item for conservation and future research. See more details under Noteworthy Lots.

Magazines Online
Back copies of the Shelley Group magazine are now available online for MEMBERS ONLY. This, combined with our Freefind search engine, offers an enormous resource for enthusiasts of Shelley and Wileman wares. Initially, issues 25 -100 are available but the remaining magazines 101 - 147 should be uploaded by September 2023. Watch for further details in the September magazine and on this website.
Another good reason for becoming a member!

Stoke on Trent City Archives - Shelley & Wileman Pattern Books
You may have seen the news that the City Central Library building has been sold by the City Council, and the Stoke on Trent City Archives which houses the Shelley and Wileman Pattern Books, will be moving to a new home at the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery just next door. This will affect the on site services available from 5 December 2022 for several months. More detailed information is available on our Pattern Books page.

Identifying Shelley and Wileman Pieces
Our simple to use guide showing how the resources of this site may be used to facilitate the indentifcation of Shelley and Wileman  pieces, has been updated to reflect additional material now available.

Join the Show
Visitors to this site will know that our Home page features a slide show illustrating some of the wonderful Shelley and Wileman wares. The selection of these images is usually made by our webmaster. In the coming months we plan to involve members and invite you to submit your photos from your collections to be included. We aim to offer a varied slideshow every few weeks to appeal to a wide audience so it doesn't matter if your collection is based on jelly moulds or Intarsio - if you like it then send it in. Multiple photos may be submitted but may be separated and used over several months to meet our aim. Photos should be sharp and preferably taken against a plain background so that we can easily change the background if required. Chintz on a 'busy' background is not ideal! The source of all photos will remain completely anonymous. Please send your entries to - Thank you.

Become a Member On-line
It is now even easier to become a member of the Shelley Group. The whole process including payment may now be completed on-line by following the link on the Become a Member page. We look forward to you joining us!

Page Updates
The following pages have been updated in the last 30 days:

- Diary
- Noteworthy Lots
- Student Awards Previous Years

- Recent Events
- Playlist
- Milk Jugs
- Magazines
- Community Projects

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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.