ICTa board

The International Clay Technology Association was founded in 2006 as a result of a merger between the Institute of Clay Technology (ICT) and the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. ICTa is an association within The Ceramics Society, a division of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.

The ICT was formed in 1927 as the National Association of Clayworks Managers, originally with a particular emphasis on management and production matters.

Over the years the organisation has adapted to changes in the industry. It now embraces all disciplines from materials extraction, through production, marketing, finance, administration, management and strategy.

We hope that you find this website a useful source of information about the Association and welcome your comments about ways in which we can improve the site.


International Chairman, ICTa

Mission and objectives

The mission of ICTa is to promote heavy clay technology on a UK and international basis and to provide its members with opportunities to broaden their professional outlook, skills and qualifications, thus enabling them to face change with greater confidence and thereby help secure a dynamic future for the heavy ceramics industry.

ICTa will achieve this by providing members with a wide range of technical meetings and events, education and fellowship and with well-informed communications.

Through its links with the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, ICTa can offer professional qualifications accredited by both the Engineering Council and the Science Council for a range of professions from technician/operator to senior management level.