Saturday, DECEMBER 14, 2019

6 p.m. (Holiday Program) 

The Hope Club

6 Benevolent Street

Providence, RI

The Temple and the Eagle: The Fusion of Cultures in Mexican Talavera

Dennis Carr

Caroline and Peter Lynch Curator of American Decorative Arts and Sculpture

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston


Teapot “Kicking Up Her Heels”


All images courtesy of Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

Terra-cotta and stoneware vessel


Thursday, FEBRUARY 13, 2020

11:00 a.m. Lecture at the Museum of Art, RISD

20 North Main Street
Providence, RI

followed by Luncheon at the University Club 

219 Benefit Street

Providence, RI

Porcelains for Emperors: Chinese Imperial Wares of the Song, Ming and Qing Dynasties

Robert D. Mowry, Retired Alan J. Dworsky Curator of Chinese Art, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Harvard University

Boar Head Tureen, ca. 1750, faience, Höchst, Germany, Bonhams, London,  5 Jun 2013, lot 11

Scott's Cumbrian Blue(s), New American Scenery, Indian Point No: 4. 

Screen print (in-glaze decal) on pearlware platter c.1840.

Paul Scott, Cummington MA., 2015

Scott's Cumbrian Blue(s), New American Scenery, Residual Waste No: 3

In-glaze decal collage on shell edged pearlware platter c.1840.

Paul Scott, Chicago Il., 2017.

Alturas Foundation Collection

Please note:  For all luncheons or dinners, please contact for information regarding reservations.


Thursday, MARCH 26, 2020

11:00 a.m. 

Museum of Art, RISD

20 North Main Street    CANCELLED!

Providence, RI

Simply Riveting:  Broken and Mended Ceramics

Angelika Kuettner, Associate Curator of Ceramics and Glass

Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, Williamsburg, VA

Thursday, SEPTEMBER 19, 2019

11:00 a.m. 

Opening Luncheon

​​Providence Art Club

11 Thomas Street

Providence, RI

Making History, Marking Time: Post-WW II American Ceramic Artists and the Marks Project

Martha Vida, Executive Director and Founder, The Marks Project


Glazed stoneware

Bowl with Fluted Walls and Lotus Pond and Fish Decor

Chinese; Ming dynasty, Xuande reign (1436–1435)

Blue-and-white ware: porcelain with decoration painted in underglaze cobalt blue; with mark reading Da Ming Xuandenian zhi brush-written in underglaze cobalt blue on the base

Private Collection

Attributed to Damián Hernández (Mexican, born in Spain, active 1607 – 1670)

Basin (lebrillo)

Puebla de los Ángeles, Mexico, 1650–1670

Tin-glazed earthenware (talavera)
H. 20 × diam. 60.5 cm (7 7/8 × 23 13/16 in.)

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Museum purchase with funds from the Estate of Robert J. Morris, 2018.2761

Thursday, APRIL 16, 2020

11:00 a.m. 

Museum of Art, RISD

20 North Main Street

Providence, RI

Boars Heads on the Table: 18th Century Porcelain Tureens

William Sargent, Former H. A. Crosby Forbes Curator of Asian Export Art Peabody Essex Museum; author, ceramic scholar; London, England

The Pottery and Porcelain Club, Inc.

Thursday, NOVEMBER 14, 2019

11:00 a.m.

Museum of Art, RISD

20 North Main Street
Providence, RI

New American Scenery: Transferwares for the 21st Century

Paul Scott, Cumbrian-based ceramic artist, author, curator, gardener

Cumbria, England

Thursday, OCTOBER 24, 2019

11:00 a.m. 

Museum of Art, RISD

20 North Main Street

Providence, RI

Orientalist Ceramics: Images and Impact of the Islamic Orient and European Arts of Fire

Walter Denny, Professor of the History of Art & Architecture, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Thursday, MAY 14, 2020

Annual Meeting with Luncheon and Program

11:00 a.m.

Wannamoisett Country Club

96 Hoyt Avenue

Rumford, RI 

Clay: The Medium, the Magic, the Message

Valorie Sheehan, ceramic artist; new member, Pottery and Porcelain Club

Guests are most welcome at our programs! All programs are held at the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI  (unless otherwise noted)