Raven Mason Collection
One of the treasures of the University, this fascinating ceramics collection is displayed in the graceful surroundings of Keele Hall and is open for anyone to visit. It was lovingly created by brothers Ronald William and John Mason Raven. It contains many important pieces outlining the development of Mason ceramics in Staffordshire from the beginning of the nineteenth century. In recent years their sister, Dame Kathleen Raven, also made generous bequests and the entire collection has recently been redisplayed.
2020 Open days: **UPDATE: Open days are currently cancelled until further notice**
British Ceramics Lockdown Quiz 2020
If you enjoy collecting British ceramics, researching the history of the pottery industry and visiting ceramics collections, we think that you will enjoy our 2020 lockdown quiz!
60 questions divided across six categories are designed for you to test yourself on how much you know- challenge yourself to see how many you can answer from your own general knowledge. If you need some help (and most of us will) then there are plenty of publications and online resources, but don’t trust everything you find on Google!
The questions and answers are designed to be as interesting as they are challenging, so we hope that you will learn something new. There are no prizes or winners, just the pleasure of finding out how much you know or have yet to discover.
The Northern Ceramic Society and the Raven Mason Collection at Keele University bring you this quiz, with the support of the Friends of the Potteries Museums.