Welcome to the Pottery and Porcelain Club!​

Founded in 1947 to study and promote interest in pottery and porcelain, we welcome your interest!

Creativity Abounds

The Pottery and Porcelain Club, Inc.

Dear Members,

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Pottery and Porcelain Club, I am delighted to welcome you to our 2021/22 season.

The Board has been hard at work in preparation for this season. You will see in this year’s program, posted on this website, that we have an outstanding roster of interesting and diverse speakers. Like last year, we have asked all speakers to be ready to present via Zoom should the need arise. The Study Group program has been scheduled so that our members can participate in and provide us with particularly interesting seminars. New this year is an alliance with the Handicraft Club, an initiative to broaden participation and encourage interest and new possibilities for shared events. 

Given the continued prevalence of Covid-19, our first two lectures will be presented via Zoom: Ron Fuchs’ Breaking the Chains—Ceramics and the Abolition Movement (September 23) and Kevin Wallace’s Beatrice Wood: The Art of Life (October 21). We hope to meet in person again in November.

We have also, regrettably, cancelled our luncheon scheduled for October 6 at the Hope Club, as well as the tour of RISD’s new Ceramic installation with Emily Banas. Emily has, instead, very kindly agreed to discuss the museum installation on the 6th via Zoom. The Board agreed that tending to the welfare of our members far outweighs our gathering in person.

We are all very eager to gather and that time will come when we safely can.

With concern for your safety and health, the Board has, like other Rhode Island organizations, approved the requirement that all members and friends be fully vaccinated when attending a Pottery and Porcelain event in person. Proof of vaccination can be made in person or by mail in advance of a meeting. You may present your vaccination card at lectures or study groups or mail a copy of it to Julia Emlen. Her address is in the program booklet. If you prefer email, you can take a picture of the card and send it to Julia at jemlenma@gmail.com. If you need help in doing so, please contact Julia and she will be glad to help you through it. The club will maintain a list so that you need present your proof only one time.

As usual, you will receive email alerts of Pottery and Porcelain Club lectures and study groups one week before they are presented. Any changes to the programs which are listed in your booklet will be provided in these emails.

We look forward to this season’s lectures and to seeing you. 

All best,



Karen Kaplan


The Pottery and Porcelain Club