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The latest Collector magazine is now published. The front and back cover feature Longpark pottery with the highly collected farmyard scene, very appropriate for the summer edition. it also contains reports and photographs from the recent convention at Arkansas. I am always glad to hear about your collecting passions and maybe I could write about it for others to enjoy. And yes my mind is always alert to any ideas for our magazine. Do pleased send in your photos for the recent requests for Touring the UK and Aller Vale pattern codes.

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Have you sent in your booking for our forthcoming convention? We meet in Arkansas this year and are hosted by Judy and Ernie Grant. Go to the conventions page for more information or email if you have any questions.torquay pottery 2018

Wishing you all a very Happy New Year

CONVENTION ARKANSAS Bentonville 17-18th May

Hopefully very soon members will be receiving their registration pack for our forthcoming convention.

Lots of exciting things will be happening starting with an ‘Open House’ at Judy & Ernies. Such a treat

to see the wide variety of pots that form Judy’s collection. Not too mention the beautiful location. Please

drop us a line if you are interested to know more. New members welcome.

 

torquay pottery 2018

Happy Holidays & Christmas Greetings

Wishing all our members a happy Christmas and a prosperous new year – Brenda Kimber

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DISPLAY IDEAS

Saw this photo on Instagram posted by our fellow collector Jen. In the next edition of the Collector I am asking for members to send me photos of their collections that show how they display. Always good to see and we gain ideas along the way. Also they can give us ideas of what we might collect in the future. This one is themed for Christmas so perfect for the coming season.

pottery 2018 convention

2018 Convention

Judy and Ernie Grant

invite all North American Torquay Society

Members to northwest Arkansas ~~

May 17 and 18, 2018~~

Let’s gather in the beautiful Ozark hills

for three days of good friendships and beautiful

pottery.

Our venue will be the Holiday Inn Express ~~*

1803 South 52nd. Street

Rogers, Arkansas  72758

479-845-1300

Breaking with tradition, our meeting days will be

Thursday and Friday.

Our Open House will be Wednesday evening, May 16.

The theme of our gathering will be

Let’s have Tea in the Ozarks” ~~

so bring teapots, cups, saucers, creamers, sugars ~~

for our theme table. Photos would also be appropriate.

Mark your calendars and we hope

to see many of you in May.

contact us for any questions ~~

Judy and Ernie –479-855-6580

judyernie3@gmail.com

Helpful information for planning your trip to

the 2018 NATS gathering in

northwest Arkansas ~~

 

northwestarkansas.org

bentonville.org

crystalbridges.org

Crystal Bridges now has a Frank Lloyd Wright

home you may tour.  Also, new, is the Fly’s

Eye Dome ~~ a Buckminster Fuller original

geodesic dome.

                                    arkansasstateparks.com               

* for those of you who would like a room with a kitchenette,  or want to bring a pet, rooms are blocked off at the adjacent Staybridge Hotel.    The Holiday Inn can direct you.  Room rates will be the same as at the Holiday Inn Express.

Sandbach Bradwall Hall Meeting

We had our Sandbach meeting on the 21st October and we welcomed Kathy Collins Carol Johnson and Chris Fessler. They were a valued part of our team and could be seen making sandwiches before the meeting started. It was well attended and members brought lots of pottery for our display, which this year was ‘People of Pots’.

Torquay Pottery Collectors Society (TPCS) A.G.M Sunday 17th Sptember

This coming Sunday is the A.G.M. of TPCS held at the Livermead Hotel. Starts at 10.15, and looks like it is going to be a fun packed day. Lots of stall holders, interesting talk by Brian Lounds Pateman of Babbacombe pottery. Mysteries session so bring any of your mystery pots. It is a members only event but you can join on the day. There is a very interesting auction with some rare examples. Hotel serves food and drinks and its a good opportunity to meet fellow collectors and learn more about the work of the committee on behalf of the members.

2017 Convention Lancaster, PA

2017 Convention was held at the Cork Hotel, Lancaster, PA 18-19 Aug