An independent Society for people who have an interest in and love of Pilkington’s Lancastrian and Royal Lancastrian Pottery & Tiles. It was founded in 1997, the centenary of the start of the production of art pottery at the factory.
There are usually two or three events each year, held in different parts of the U.K., including visits to public and private collections of ceramics. The A.G.M. is held in March.
The Society produces illustrated publications containing reports on events, articles by members, letters to the editor and reports on current prices at auctions and fairs.
• New shapes booklet showing all known numbered shapes - AVAILABLE TO BUY AUGUST 2015 - CLICK HERE
• Examples of Pilkington's glaze
• Glaze of the month March 2016: Fruitskin lustre
• Pilkington's pottery is occasionally featured on TV. Most recently (February 2015) follow this link to the BBC programme The Great Antiques Map of Great Britain.
Over forty animal models were produced - this is a
The Tile and Architectural Ceramics Society has an excellent website which includes information on Pilkington's tiles - just type Pilkington into its search engine!
"Tiles Tell The Tale" is an account of the five tile panels commissioned by Liverpool Museum from Pilkington’s Tile and Pottery Company in 1914
The Society brings together collectors and lovers of the products of the Pilkington Factory, as well as those interested in the history of the factory its Directors and personnel.
Social and Economic history is another area of interest for many members.
Can you help in our research? Click Here.
A new book. Published April 2013: Pilkington's tiles 1891 - 2010 . For information go to the pdf, for sales - please send a cheque for £20 + £4.50pp
Wendy Stock, Sullom Side, Barnacre,
Lancs PR3 1GH