The Oriental Ceramic Society

Meet the Council

Members of the Council meet several times a year to decide our programme of lectures and plan the Society’s work.


I am thrilled to welcome you to the Oriental Ceramic Society.  

The Society is an active organisation where dealers, collectors, curators and anyone with an appreciation of East Asian art can gather to exchange ideas and expand their knowledge of this fascinating subject. A primary area of interest for me and for our members is Chinese ceramics, which have been subject of many lectures and research papers since our Society’s inception 100 years ago. In addition to Chinese and other Asian ceramics, our speakers have also presented research on Asian painting, glass, furniture and sculpture, among other topics. Members can read about the latest research developments in our long-established journal, Transactions and the annual Newsletter. Altogether there is wealth of knowledge for us to delve into and the generosity of supporters in the art world, including auction houses, dealers, collectors and scholars enables the Society to continue to fulfil its aims. 

We celebrated our centenary in 2021, the highlight of which wasthe exhibition which opened on 15th October.  Please navigate to our Centenary Page to watch videos of some of the exhibited items. 

I look forward to meeting you at our events. 

Professor Stacey Pierson 畢宗陶


The Oriental Ceramic Society

The OCS Council

Stacey Pierson

Honorary Treasurer
David Canty

Honorary Secretary
Clive Jacotine

Assistant Honorary Secretary
Sarah Wong

Editor of TOCS
Rosemary Scott

Representative from the British Museum
Jessica Harrison-Hall

Representative from the
Victoria & Albert Museum

Xiaoxin Li

Representative in North America
Angela McAteer

Co-editors of the OCS Newsletter
Teresa Canepa and Beth Gardiner

Stuart Balmer

Robert Bradlow

Katharine Butler

Ivy Chan


Ian Gaunt

Asaph Hyman

Malcolm McNeill

Ana Moás

Alice Williamson

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