4th June – Burmantofts Tiles, Terracotta and Faience in Leeds.
2nd July – AGM – Gladstone Pottery Museum, Stoke-on-Trent.
8th October – Antique & Collectable Tile Fair in Nottingham.
TACS Events for 2015
6th-7th June – Weekend visit to Somerset.
4th July – TACS AGM and visit to Jackfield Tile Museum & ‘John Scott Gallery’.
16th October – H & R Johnson new works, Stoke-on-Trent.
3rd October – Antique & Collectable Tile Fair in Nottingham.
TACS Events for 2014
11th April – Visit to the Law Society Building, Chancery Lane, London.
5th July – AGM at the Museum of English Rural Life (MERL) and walking tour of Reading.
20th September – Walking Tour, Bournemouth; including a visit to the Russell Cotes Museum.
4th October – Antique Tile Fair in Nottingham.
TACS Events for 2013
9th March – private guided tour of the fabulous Grade I listed Victorian Gothic Rochdale Town Hall. and St John the Baptist RC Church with its Eric Newton mosaics, and also a look at some tiled pubs and 20th c murals. View Photos
14th June – Tile Study Day at the V&A, London. An introduction to the new ceramics galleries and then a behind-the-scenes visit to see some of the V&A tile collection.
22nd June – Visit to the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. An introduction to the collection of tiles at the Ashmolean Museum.
6th July – TACS AGM and visit to Jackfield Tile Museum. The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, Telford. The day featured a Members Forum where members discussed their tile collections . To round off the day there was a short presentation on the progress of the Heritage Lottery funded ‘The Potteries Tile Trail’.
21st and 22nd September – Open House London. A self-guided tour of London’s buildings, places and neighbourhoods. Every September is a unique opportunity to get out and explore London’s amazing architecture, with over 700 buildings of all kinds opening their doors to everyone, all for free.
11th October – British Ceramics Biennial. A tour of the Award exhibition at the Potteries Museum and an afternoon visit to the British Ceramics Biennial at the Spode Site.
TACS Events for 2012
16th June – Visit to Holburne Museum, Bath and studio of contemporary ceramic sculptor Bronwyn Williams-Ellis.
7th July – TACS AGM, Littlehampton, including an ‘open house’ to view Chris Blanchett’s collection. Sunday includes the opportunity to view tiles at Findon and Clapham church.
22-23rd September – Open House London 2012.
Saturday 29th September – Antique Tile Fair in Nottingham.
16th November – Visit to the Manchester Onward Buildings to view the extensive recently restored Band of Hope tiling scheme. Some good photographs in this article www.manchesterconfidential.co.uk
17th November – Visit to Manchester Metropolitain University to view the special collections (inc. small tile collection, replicas of Della Robbia, Manchester Society of Architects and Art School Libraries e.g. Owen Jones) followed by a walking tour, to include the Palace Hotel, and other buildings in this quarter of Manchester.
TACS Events for 2011
March 5th – Visit to the William Morris Gallery in Walthamstow
April 9th – Coade stone and Doulton walk along Thames Embankment and V&A visit
June 4th – Visit to a private Burmantofts collection, West Yorkshire
November 12th – Exporting Stoke and Beyond: Tiles and architectural ceramics in the world context. TACS conference being held at the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent. conference website
TACS Events for 2010
Visit to the Private Tile Collection (March 13th).
Visit to the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Stoke on Trent to see the reserve collection of tiles. Followed by a visit to the Wedgwood Museum (April 17th).
Visit to see the Doulton tile panels in West Kirby Residential School and the terracotta, chimney stacks and chimney pots of Port Sunlight. (May 8th) View Photos
Weekend in Hull and Hornsea (June 12th/13th) View Photos
TACS AGM in Birmingham(July 3rd)
Antique Tile Fair in Nottingham(September 25th)
TACS Events for 2009
A visit to selected tile locations in Liverpool including the Walker Art Gallery, the Town Hall, the Municipal Buildings, the Pearl Life Assurance Building, the Lion Tavern and the Cavern Wall of Fame & Lewis’ Department store(March 21st) View Photos
A weekend in Lisbon sampling the many tile delights in Lisbon such as the National Tile Museum, the Gulbenkian Musuem, the Pinheiro Museum, tiled churches and monasteries, tiled railway stations and underground stations, the Viuva Lamego tile factory. (April 25th-26th) View Photos
A Visit to Greenwich including a Coade stone tour of the former Royal Naval Hospital looking at the magnificent Coade pediment in the King William Court, and the many Coade stone statues and decorations in the Chapel of St. Peter and Paul. Also the South Building at the Royal Observatory with Doulton terracotta by W. Neatby and the relocated Greenwich mural by Philippa Threlfall (May 16th). View Photos
Medieval Tile Workshop with Diana Hall: A demonstration workshop looking at the materials and the various processes involved in medieval tile making (June 13th).
TACS AGM London (July 4th) Held at Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1
Antique Tile Fair in Nottingham (September 26th)
TACS Events for 2008
The Sheila Hughes tile collection. TACS Private view and study day Fieldings Auctioneers, Stourbridge, Birmingham.(5th January).
Visit to Leeds. A tour of the latest developments including the Town Hall foyer, the reopened Tiled Hall at the Central Library, the Frank Brandwyn mosaics in St Aidens Church and the Grand Theatre (15th March).
Visit to private tile collection in Kent (26th April).
Visit to Pownell Hall, Wilmslow, Cheshire (TACS members only, limited to 25 people). An Afternoon visit to the hall which is now School and not usually open to the public. The tiles are mainly 19th and early 20th century and include some fine examples of Arts and Crafts designs. There will be a guided tour of the house by the headmaster.(May 10th)
Visit to the Reserve Collection of the Museum of London. Afternoon visit going behind the scenes at the museum of London to see the tiles not on show. (7th June)