About the Author : Lois Roberts

Lois studied practical pottery during her years at Doncaster Training Collage and later became interested in antiques when teaching in York. Her knowledge of pottery has been combined with her love of antiques to form a strong base for her research, further supported by her extensive and important research collection of underglaze blue painted ware.

Lois is a member of the Northern Ceramic Society and the English Ceramic Circle. She began writing articles for the NCS Newsletter in 1996 and in 2001 produced a major paper on Underglaze Blue Painted Ware for Volume 18 of the NCS Journal. She has lectured several times at the Northern Ceramic Society's Summer School in Chester, and for the English Ceramic Circle at Bonhams, at Morley College, and at other ceramic group meetings.