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(Updated 01/11/21)

Exhibition Visit (See article below)
We are looking to have a get together and view the exhibition on Monday 22nd November, time is flexible but we would suggest around  11a.m. this will give time for people to travel to Stoke on Trent.

The exhibition is on the first floor there are three cabinets of Wileman and Shelley covering the period 1890s to the 1960s, along with relevant information to each cabinet. There is also a table top cabinet displaying one of the Intarsio pattern books with a piece matching the open page of the pattern book.

The café in the museum has recently been completely refurbished and offers a selection of hot and cold food if required.

Parking is available close by in a multi-storey car park on John Street, Hanley, post code ST1 5SS, when you exit the car park on foot, the museum is approximately 100yds on the right. Parking costs are up to 2hrs - £2-80p, up to 4hrs - £4-40p or £5 all day. To try and get an idea of the number of people wishing to attend on the day, can you please contact Chris Davenport by email at chrisdav50@sky.com or telephone 01538 424416.


New Video Presentation - Shakespeare on Shelley
For those who were unable to attend the Zoom meeting on 22 October, a video of John Barter's presentation has now been uploaded and can be viewed via the Playlist page or this direct link.

Exhibition - Finally Open !
Substantial renovation works to the first floor of the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery are now complete and the exhibition is now open to the public from 25 October 2021
. No reservation is necessary.
Restrictions originally prevented us providing a brochure at the museum however visitors will be able to access additional detailed notes of the exhibits through their mobile phone/tablet via a QR Code attached to each of the cabinets. A QR reader app. is needed and can be downloaded free of charge from the internet. The code only needs to be used once to obtain details for all cabinets.
The QR code looks like this:QR code for exhibition 2020
If you are unable to visit in person you may view the same notes at www.shelley.co.uk/exhibition2020.pdf (Updated 23/10/20).
Stoke-on-Trent Museum and Art Gallery have also released a video which may be previewed via the link below:
Shelley Display: Potteries Museum & Art Gallery S.O.T>


Shelley International Zoom Day - 25 September 2021
Our first International Zoom Day was judged a great success by those who attended. A summary is available on the 'Recent Events' page of this site and in addition we have published edited video presentations of the talks given on the day by the main speakers.

New Home Page Slideshow - 'Autumnal'
It's been a while since we last updated the slideshow on the 'Home' page but here is the latest one for your enjoyment. Entitled 'Autumnal' it features the usual magnificent array of Shelley and Wileman wares with a changing hue to represent the progress of Autumn. Click on the link to view.

Buyer Beware! Mabel Lucie Attwell fake beaker

In recent weeks Shelley fakes have started to appear on Ebay again, the latest being this one purporting to be a Mabel Lucie Attwell creation. There is a comprehensive guide to Fakes on this website and readers are encouraged to read this if they have any doubts about items they have purchased or about to purchase. Further information can be obtained from our Research Officer at information@shelley.co.uk




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 webmaster@shelley.co.uk - 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:

- Noteworthy Lots
- Diary
- Recent Events
- Video Presentations - Playlist


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