Welcome to The Raven Mason Collection


This important ceramic collection was lovingly created by brothers Ronald William and John Mason Raven; it is housed in Keele Hall within the University. 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.    

The collection is available by appointment to any interested party and will be of particular relevance to anyone with an interest in:

  • The Staffordshire Ceramics Industry and its History

  • Product Design

  • Victorian Studies

  • Economic & Social History

  • Business Studies

     2018 Open Dates:Ashworths

 Saturday 16 June | 12.00 - 4.00pm
 Monday 2 July | 3.00 - 6.30pm
 Graduation Week: Tuesday 10 July: Wednesday 11 July, Thursday 12 July, Friday 13 July | 12.00-5.00pm
 Sunday 19 August | 12.00 - 4.00pm
 Sunday 9 September | 11.00am - 5.00pm
 Saturday 13 October | Sunday 14 October 12.00 - 5.00pm