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(Updated 27/08/21)



International Shelley Zoom Day - Saturday 25 September 2021
Our International Zoom Day is now only a month away and members are warmly invited to attend. If you are not yet a member there is still time to join and be part of this exciting day. See our Membership page and apply now.
The day will be divided into two sessions to accommodate the differing Time Zones of our Australasian, American and Canadian members. It will be a varied programme which we hope will entertain and stimulate your interests. The timetable can be viewed/downloaded here.
Both sessions include an opportunity to 'Ask the Experts' questions on any Wileman or Shelley subject which may puzzle you and therefore probably others. Questions should be emailed in advance to Gerry Pearce at pearcege@aol.com by 5 September please. Attach a picture of the item and the base if it relates to a ceramic. We regret that there will not be time to include ad hoc questions on the day. Please also indicate whether you will be attending the morning or afternoon session (or both!).
After the morning session and again before the afternoon session, there will be a 60-minute slide show of Wileman and Shelley wares, compiled originally for the Shelley Exhibition at the Gladstone Pottery Museum, Stoke on Trent 2011.


PLEASE email your intention to join either or both sessions to Gerry Pearce at pearcege@aol.com by 12 September.
We look forward to seeing you on the day.


New Cup Shapes Page - Interactive
Our Cup Shapes page has been given a long overdue update. This is the most comprehensive review carried out since the website was launched and includes many corrections based on the latest information that has come to light. The recently identified 'Poppy' shape is now shown, together with more unnamed and unidentified shapes. The new page is also interactive by providing an enlarged view when the individual cup thumbnail image is clicked or tapped. Take a look!

New Slideshow - Summer 2021
Our latest slideshow is entitled 'Summer 2021'. More splendid Shelley and Wileman pieces on which to feast your eyes. The show will automatically run when you visit the Home page or you may click on the links to view.

Exhibition - Latest Update (29/06/21)
Substantial renovation works to the first floor of the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery have been carried out and are ongoing. The exhibition is located on this floor which means that it will NOT be accessible until the works have been completed. This will not be before
mid August but further announcements will be made. The Museum will close from today for around six weeks. Please visit www.stokemuseums.org.uk/pmag/visit for the latest information.
When the exhibition does re-open, please note that entry will be by prior reservation only. When booking, please make it clear that you wish to visit the exhibition on the first floor Ceramics Department. Reservations may be made by telephone - 01782 232323. Allocations are on a first come first served basis and are released each Monday morning for the remainder of the week. Restrictions prevent 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:
https://youtu.be/SES_-9mH3JU


I.A.C.F. Revised Dates for 2021
A revised calendar for the remainder of 2021 has been issued and may be downloaded from the foot of the Diary page. The Diary has been updated with the individual events.

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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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.