Leading international society for the study and appreciation of Asian art with a special focus on ceramics.

The OCS celebrates 100 years

Founded on the 31st January 1921 in a London drawing room, 2021 marks the centenary of the Oriental Ceramic Society.

They will celebrate this occasion with a landmark exhibition opening on October 14, 2021 and running through December 11, 2021.

Become a member

The Society hosts lectures on all aspects of Asian art, particularly Chinese and Japanese ceramics, jades, paintings and Middle Eastern art. Lectures are held in London (usually in the Society of Antiquaries at the Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly). Evenings begin and end convivially with a glass of wine, providing a regular opportunity for members to meet one another and talk informally. In these times everything will be held online.

The Society also offers handling sessions of objects from museums, auction houses, private collections, as well as organises visits to public and private collections both in the United Kingdom and overseas.