Haywards Heath Ceramics Group

UPDATE: 3 December 2021 – Clair Hall continues to be used as a vaccine centre and therefore our talks are continuing via Zoom, for invited members only.

For detailed information of our membership and any other information regarding our Group, please email: enquiries@hhcg.org.uk for the attention of Mrs Sheila Gaskell. 

A little background: Haywards Heath Ceramics Group was formed in 1983 by three ceramics enthusiasts. Their aim was to study the history and manufacture of pottery, porcelain, glass and enamels in all their diverse aspects. Over the years, the Group has thrived. Many of our Group have extensive collections, others just the odd pieces, but we all share the same enthusiasm for the subject. All our speakers are experts in their field, many of whom are very well known.

On Thursday 9 December, we will be welcoming Helena Pickup.  After a first degree in Modern History at the University of Oxford, Helena studied for an MA in Decorative Arts and Historic Interiors at the Wallace Collection in London. She went on to work as a curator for the National Trust at Waddesdon Manor, a 19th century Rothschild house with an important decorative arts collection. During seven years at Waddesdon she worked on their education, exhibition and research programme as well as contributing to catalogues and other publications. For more than ten years Helena has been a Consultant Lecturer and course leader at Sotheby’s Institute of Art London, teaching fine and decorative arts and the history of collecting and of luxury goods from the Renaissance to Art Nouveau. We very much look forward meeting her.