The Influence of Islam on European Ceramics

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street, Oxford

The day will explore the important contribution of Islamic countries to the form and decoration of European ceramics. Oliver Watson, Emeritus Professor of Islamic Art and Architecture, will give the opening introduction.   This fascinating subject will then be explored by three experts in this field. Federica Gigante, Curator of the Collection from the Islamic […]

Annual General Meeting

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street, Oxford

The Annual General meeting will start at 2pm, and this will be followed by a lecture by Professor Timothy Wilson, the president of the Oxford Ceramics Group.

Study Day – Named Sculptors and Ceramics

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street, Oxford

  Sugar ornaments were used on fashionable dining tables all over Europe at the beginning of the 18th century. With the discovery of porcelain at Meissen in 1710, more permanent figures could be made. Meissen developed this to a fine art with two skilled modellers Johann Jakob Kirchner and Johann Joachim Kandler. The use of […]


Visit to Magdalen College, Oxford

Magdalen College, Oxford

The President of Magdalen College has very generously given permission for the OCG to  visit the President’s Lodging in order to see the Brocklebank collection of Anatolian. Middle Eastern and Persian Ceramics that are displayed in the President’s Dining Room. This is a great privilege as the President’s Lodging are not normally open to the […]


Visit to Norwich


The historic city of Norwich traces its beginnings from the Iceni and Boadicea, via the Vikings, the Normans and the flourishing Middle Ages to the present day. This wealth of history makes it a fascinating and interesting place to visit. Although the emphasis of our visit will be on ceramics, there is much more to […]


Private Visit to Waddesdon Manor

Waddesdon Manor

Waddesdon's curator of decorative arts, Dr. Mia  Jackson, is offering our members the  privileged opportunity to visit the Manor at a time when it is not open to the general public. It will be possible under guidance to view much of the rich array of decorative and fine arts which form this renowned collection of […]