Decorative & Fine Arts Society

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Next lecture: Monday 6th June, Larruperz Centre
"Possett Pots to Pew Groups Fashion for Collecting Early English Pottery"

This lecture looks at the vitality and diversity of early English pottery from the first English delftware of the early 17th century to the development of Staffordshire white salt-glazed stoneware of the middle years of the 18th century.
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Visitors and potential new members are always welcome at lectures
Interested in researching and recording in local churches?
Hope Mansell Church Exterior more ►
Interested in conservation and cataloguing?
Textile Conservation more ►
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The Ross-on-Wye Decorative and Fine Arts Society is a local society affiliated to the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies (NADFAS).

The aims of the society are to help members gain knowledge of the Decorative and Fine Arts by means of lectures, visits and group instruction in a sociable and enjoyable way, and to foster, when possible, an interest in Fine Arts among young people.

New members are welcome.

If you would like more information or wish to join the Society, please email us at

There is a program of lectures on the first Monday of each month at 1.45pm in the Larruperz Centre, Grammar School Close, Ross-on-Wye (get directions).

Members are encouraged to serve the community by volunteering their help with various local projects. At present the Society is involved with:

  • Textile conservation
  • Packaging and storage of antique textiles and artefacts
  • Stewarding

There is a Church Recorders' group which records in detail the contents and furnishings of local churches; and then provides each church, the Public Records Office, the V&A and NADFAS with a permanent copy of the results.

We also try to encourage schools and young people's social groups to promote high quality visual arts activities, and to inspire lasting enthusiasm for the arts.

Ross is part of the NADFAS West Mercia Area, and details of all the NADFAS local societies can be found on the NADFAS central website

Neighbouring societies with their own website include: Hereford, Malvern Hills, Monmouthshire and Teme Valley.

Click here for links to other websites of potential interest to Ross DFAS members.

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Next visit: Tuesday 13th September,
"A four day tour to Liverpool, European City of Culture 2008"
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Next study day: Wednesday 12th October, Bishopswood Village Hall
"The Art and Meaning of Maps"
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Visits and Study Days need to be pre-booked
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