A new edition of the Transferware Collectors Club Bulletin is now available! Read the issue's featured article, "Elephant Tracks: Tracing Britain’s Fascination with Elephants on Transfer-Printed Wares c. 1790-1850, Part I," by Judie Siddall and Loren Zeller. Members, read the entire issue here.
As children we were probably all told stories about the famous outlaw Robin Hood and the wicked Sheriff of Nottingham, or even watched a series on television. Now, as adults, we might like to know that a few of his escapades have been immortalised on transferware. Entire Article | Article Archives
Colin Murray Parkes writes "Death is an unpopular topic in our society and we may ask why anyone would want to include death-related imagery on items intended to decorate homes or to be used in the daily consumption of food and drink. A systematic trawl of the current TCC database reveals 104 patterns that are directly related to death." Read the article. (Lengthy article; please be patient for the download.) See DBD archives.
Pam Woolliscroft provided two lectures on Spode. View text and images of one of her lectures, "Pots of Orchids: the Spode Bateman Connection."
Pattern of the Month
Seen is a 9 inch plate printed in brown in the "Texian Campaigne" series. Visit more information and other archived patterns to learn more about this pattern.
by Dick Henrywood
Dick Henrywood has been researching transferware for more than three decades and he starts the Recorder with a selection of British views. This is a major new transferware initiative designed to expand into a comprehensive series of reference volumes, essential for collectors, researchers and dealers. More information.
Invitation to Participate
You are warmly invited to participate in a groundbreaking partnership project between the Transferware Collectors Club and the Northern Ceramic Society. Read more.
We are pleased to offer this beautiful calendar for 2014 produced by member Richard Halliday. Each month has a transferware-themed image to reflect the many different colors and styles of the genre. More information.
Give your favorite transferware enthusiast the gift of a one-year membership to the Transferware Collectors Club! Gift recipients receive a handsome certificate verifying their membership as your gift, enabling them to take advantage of the same benefits that you enjoy. More information.
Classified Ads on the TCC Web Site
Did you know that your TCC membership entitles you to free advertising on our site? (Dealers pay a nominal fee.) Check out all our classified ads, and consider placing your own!
"The Glasgow Pottery of John and Matthew Perston Bell, China and Earthenware Manufacturers in Glasgow"
by Henry E. Kelly
Numerous transferware references. More information.
"India on Transferware: A Compendium of Indian Scenes on Transferware Together with Their Source Prints"
by Michael Sack
Every known scene of India on transferware is included in one book, together with photos (where available) of both the patterns and the source prints from which they were derived. More information.
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2014 Annual Meeting!
Mendenhall, PA: Winterthur
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NEW Database Discoveries Article Number 12
"Death and Bereavement on Transfer-Printing"
by Colin Murray Parkes
An important collection of over 500 pieces of British transferware from the Hickman estate will be sold on December 12 and 13 by David Lay Auctions, The Penzance Auction House, Cornwall. Auction flyer. See lots 801-1206.
What a facelift! The front Church Street Entrance of the Spode Works has been painstaking restored by Stoke Council to a very high standard. More.
Our 2013 West Coast Regional Meeting was a wonderful event! Description and pictures.
New Exhibition of Pots by the Northern Ceramics Society
The exhibition includes many spectacular and fascinating transferware pieces. More information.
The Spode Works Visitor Centre reopened its doors recently to showcase hundreds of pieces of pottery and memorabilia collected over the company's 200-year history. Read more.
Updated Membership List
A Membership List updated in October 2013 is now available (for members only and only for non-commercial use). Download now. Please review your entry on the list, and notify us of any changes in your contact information.
An updated Index of TCC Bulletins (Fall 1999 through Volume XIII, Issue Number 2 of 2012) is now available. New feature: the index now includes an "Article by Author" index. This handy reference makes it easy to find articles of interest to you from within the entire catalog of TCC Bulletins.
We are now offering new advertising opportunities for TCC member transferware dealers, auctioneers, and show managers. Read more.
Paul Scott Lecture
at Harvard Ceramics in Boston
A noted artist, author and gardener, the talks will present his own work as re-animator of the forgotten, discarded or broken, woven into a wider narrative. More information.
A one day symposium at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Thursday, January 23, 2014
This symposium brings together leading academic researchers, industry experts and artists to discuss underglaze ceramic printing. More information and agenda.
Two Mason's Collectors' Club (UK) special anniversary exhibitions to take place -- June to November, in 2012 and in 2013. More information.
Transferware Collectors Club is extremely grateful for the generous contributions this past year which continue to help to make its programs and resources possible. Download the list of 2012 donors.
As the TCC strives to grow its membership and programs, there is a need for more volunteer support. The TCC needs your help! Read more.
Sold by Richard Marden
The rare "Chancellor Livingston" soup bowl advertised on the TCC website sold recently.
TCC Dealer Members can advertise up to 5 items for a very nominal price. More information.
Members who are not dealers can post classified advertisements at no cost. More information.
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