Meet the Council

Members of the Council meet several times a year to decide our programme of lectures and plan the Society’s work. This year the Council has focused on our centenary, concentrating on raising funds for our 2021 exhibition and catalogue. Also on our agenda have been designing and building our new website, watching over the finances, and liaising with sister ceramic societies overseas.


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. 

As we celebrate our centenary year, we have planned a series of exciting events, the highlight of which is the exhibition which opens on 15th October.  Please navigate to our Centenary Page for the latest news and details. 

I look forward to meeting you at our events. 

Dr Stacey Pierson 畢宗陶


The Oriental Ceramic Society

The OCS Council

Stacey Pierson

Honorary Treasurer
David Canty

Honorary Secretary
Clive Jacotine

Editor of TOCS
Rosemary Scott

Assistant Honorary Secretary
Curator of the OCS Centennial Exhibition

Sarah Wong

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

Council Members

Elaine Buck

Katharine Butler

Ian Gaunt

Henry Howard-Sneyd

Kate Hunt

Asaph Hyman

Beth McKillop

Ana Moás