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Join The NPA

Membership is open to anyone with an interest in ceramics – students, hobbyists, professional makers, gallery owners, collectors.

  1. Please fill-in the online application form.
  2. Set up an annual standing order for the appropriate amount. You may be able to do this by online banking. Otherwise, download the standing order form, print it out and hand or send the completed form to your bank.

If you prefer to send us a paper form rather than apply online you can download the membership form and standing order mandate as one document. The membership secretary’s postal address is on the form.

    To comply with the General Data Protection Regulations the NPA needs your explicit consent to be able to email you information about pottery matters. If you choose not to tick this box then we will only be able to email you in order to administer your membership.

    The Northern Potters Association is concerned for your privacy and we will not pass your contact details on to anyone else.

    I understand that I will need to set up a standing order with my bank and that I can cancel it at any time in the future.


    • Be part of an open and welcoming 600-strong community of potters in the north of England, including professional, amateur and hobby potters and enthusiasts.
    • Exhibit your work in the NPA website artists’ gallery.
    • Receive six copies of NPA News each year, to which you can also contribute. 
    • Join social media groups in each region and across the NPA.
    • Attend events and exhibitions in our six regional groups.
    • Seek technical and professional advice from other members.
    • Advertise events, exhibitions and courses in NPA News, our website and social media.
    • Advertise items wanted or for sale to other members in NPA News or social media.
    • Access the NPA Bursary scheme.
    • Gain discounts from major pottery suppliers.

    Further information on the aims, structure and governance of the NPA is available in the constitution.

    Annual Fees

    £22Single membership
    £34Joint membership at the same address
    £30Overseas membership
    £15Full-time ceramics student

    We currently accept payment by standing order only.

    What happens next

    The membership secretary will send you the latest NPA Newsletter, your membership number and further details on how you can get involved.

    Northern Potters is run and organised entirely by our members; you will be contacted directly on how you can volunteer.