TACS Antique & Collectable Tile Fair 2015

Saturday 3rd October, 2015 10.00-4.00PM. Antique & Collectable Tile Fair in Nottingham. £4.00 Open to non-TACS Members BRING BUY SELL OR SWAP The fair will be held at St. Jude’s Church Hall, Mapperley, Nottingham NG3 5HE. Once again the Annual Tile Fair will be held under the direction of Mike Blood. St Jude’s is one mile north from the city centre on the B684 Woodborough Road off the A60 or from the A60 Sherwood up Mapperly Hall Drive past mini roundabout to T Junction – turn left to St. Jude’s 50 yards on left. If arriving by public transport, take the tram from the train station to Old Market Square and the 45 bus from Queen Street, just opposite the Square, and ask for St Jude’s or Mapperley Hall Drive. NB Dealers need to book tables at the usual cost of £40.

Chris Blanchett Open House 2015

Spring Bank Holiday Weekend, 23-25 May. Littlehampton, West Sussex. Chris Blanchett will be holding an Open House over the three days of the Bank Holiday weekend, in aid of two local charities, Operation Romania Trust and the West Sussex Heart Rehabilitation Team. Admission will be charged at £10.00 per person to include light refreshments. All proceeds will be split between the charities.Please book direct with Chris at: Tel: 01903 717648, Email: There will also be an opportunity to purchase some surplus tiles from his collection and to view his extensive library including a number of historic tile catalogues.

TACS Events for Members 2015

  • 6th-7th June – Weekend visit to Somerset. On Saturday we will be visiting the homes of two TACS members to view their wonderful ceramic collections: Sunday’s event will be organised around self-guided visits to recommended locations.
  • 4th July – TACS AGM and visit to Jackfield Tile Museum particularly to see the new ‘John Scott Gallery’. The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, Telford. There will also be a short paper by Hans van Lemmen on the theme of ‘Private Collections going Public’ which will put the John Scott Gallery in a wider European context of other generous and significant donations. It is free to attend the AGM. Entry to Jackfield Tile Museum for the weekend: A group discount weekend ticket has been arranged at £7.75 per person. (If you are an Art Fund member or if you already have an annual passport for the museum entry is free)
  • Saturday 19th September – Nostalgia, Stockport. we will have a wonderful opportunity to tour the site and see the tiles and fireplaces on display. Visit courtesy of Dave Durran. Followed by a walking tour of Stockport led by Mark Watson and Chris Marsden.
  • Friday 16th October – H & R Johnson new works, Stoke-on-Trent. Visit to H R Johnson’s new state-of-the-art tile works. There are many new processes and products to see including a great deal of green technology and ink-jet printed decoration. Visitors would also see a number of interesting and large scale architectural projects. The 2015, Stoke-on-Trent’s British Ceramics Biennial will be on at this time (running for 6 weeks from 26 September – 8 November). The festival will present work from the UK’s leading contemporary ceramic artists in a series of new exhibitions and special events across the city.

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