Haywards Heath Ceramics Group

UPDATE: 14 September 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 11 November, we will be welcoming Mr John Beetwell who is a retired Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Credit Management, and first took an interest in collecting ceramics in the 1980s.  A former Chairman of Billericay Ceramic Circle, he is currently the Treasurer and Membership Secretary of the London Ceramic Circle at Morley College, Westminster.

His subject is Zachariah Boyle, who for many years has been something of a mystery to collectors and researchers alike. How to connect a Cloth Draper situated in Leeds in 1810 and a Manufacturer of Earthenware and Porcelain located in Hanley in 1823 as being one and the same person?  We very much look forward to welcoming John to our Zoom lecture this month.

Please Note: a two minute silence will be held at 11.00am