The OCSP is a non-profit, non-stock organization whose aim is to bring together persons with a common interest in Oriental Ceramics especially those found in the Philippines. The organization studies information and disseminates knowledge to its membership and interested persons.

From the mid 60’s to late 70’s huge quantities of ceramics were being found in and around the various islands of the Philippines. Markets, roadside stalls, antique dealers were flooding the market with these goods at incredibly low prices. People were purchasing in huge quantities these items of past history without truly knowing and understanding what they had acquired.

Merely collecting them did not satisfy their curiosity. Some had started to question where these items came from. Why were they here? How did they get here, etc? The mutual exchange of knowledge acquired by getting together with others on the subject was missing. Stemming from a growing curiosity and a passion for deeper knowledge of these artifacts and their place in Philippine history, several of these acquisitive early collectors of ceramics were meeting informally and sharing their elementary knowledge. These meetings took place at exhibits and lectures. In October 1979 Connie C. Pascal and Roy Baughman met during the second Annual Philippine Asian Antique Exhibit where they discussed the idea of forming a ceramic society in the Philippines to gather enthusiasts and those wanting to expand their knowledge. The seed germinated. Mutual exchange of knowledge and interest grew.

In recognition of the fact that the Philippines is one of the most important repositories of ancient oriental artifacts the Oriental Ceramic Society of the Philippines Incorporated (OCSP) was formally founded and registered in 1980. It became one of the first Asian countries to have a ceramic society as part of its cultural establishment. The formally registered OCSP had its first regular meeting at the home of Australian Ambassador and Mrs. Richard Woolcott on October 28, 1980.