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(Updated 05/07/20)



New Slide Show
Temperatures are rising, coronavirus restrictions are starting to be lifted, overseas holidays are now possible, so what better way to start the second half of the year than with a new slideshow. Once again we are featuring a miscellaneous selection of pieces from the Shelley and Wileman factories so if you have not seen the slideshow on our home page, click on this link - July 2020 slideshow.

The Ray Reynolds Memorial Award 2020
Each year the Shelley Group makes an annual award, in the form of a Bursary for £500, to a student of Ceramics at the University of Staffordshire. This is a splendid way of commemorating our great friend, Ray Reynolds, and linking him and us with the cutting-edge of UK Ceramics. Details of this year's winner can be found on our Community Projects page.

Competition - Round 8 - Answers
With the publication of Competition 8 we have now come to the end of our round of competitions and puzzles. We hopr you have enjoyed them. Thanks to those of you who have submitted puzzles and also those who have given us feedback. As usual, if you have had difficulty with any of the questions in last week's competition or you just want to check your answers are correct, the link to the answers is posted below.

Answers to Competiton 8 - 24/06/20

Report to Charities Commission - 2019
The annual report to the Charities Commission for the year ended 31 October 2019 has now been published. To read the report please click on the following link - Annual Report 2019

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!

New Page - The Wileman 'Square' Shape
The long awaited new page featuring the 'Wileman Square Shape' which was the subject of a talk by DIck Gapen at the last Annual Weekend, is now uploaded and may be viewed under the Members Studies section of this site or from the above link.

Pattern Book Index
Now that the final Pattern Books have received conservation work, an on-line index has been prepared listing the contents of each book. This will assist members in locating the pattern book relevant to their enquiry and also provide more information on dating individual patterns. This may be accessed from the Pattern Books page or directly from this link.

New Page - Milk Jugs
At last we can now show you the latest study based on the Annual Weekend talk by Olwen Dudgeon. This is a new interactive page which will show an enlarged image when clicking/tapping on the smaller 'thumbnail' images. Since her presentation it has received updates, and members who have further examples are invited to contribute to this work. To view the page go to the 'Members Studies' section of the site or use the following link - Milk Jugs

New Page - Model Birds
Once again Chris Watkins has been busy with a further study on Model Birds. You can see this under the 'Members' Studies' section of the website or by following the above link.

Page Updates
The following pages have recently been updated:

- Noteworthy Lots
- Diary

- Magazines
- Community Projects (Student Awards)

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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.