A new edition of the Transferware Collectors Club Bulletin is now available! Read the issue's featured article, "Staffordshire Pottery on the Gulf Coast: A Davenport Importer’s Mark from Antebellum Mobile," by John A. Walthall of the Illinois State Museum in Springfield, Illinois. Members, read the entire issue here.
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.More information.
We are holding a contest to celebrate this notable achievement. Members are encouraged to submit articles for inclusion in our Database Discoveries series, with one entry selected for publication in the Bulletin. More Information. Visit the Pattern and Source Print Database.
A group of three patterns depicting sailing ships by an unknown maker. Each central scene is titled at its base and is printed with simple black-lining on the rims of plates. Entire Article | Article Archives
Pattern of the Month
Shown here is a 20 inch by 16 inch well and tree platter in the "Chinese Marine" series. Visit more information and other archived patterns to learn more about this pattern.
by Richard Halliday
Spode's Italian pattern surely has to be one of the most recognizable and indeed most iconic designs in the history of transfer printed pottery. TCC member Richard Halliday, sponsored by the Paul and Gladys Richards Foundation and Transferware Collectors Club, has exhaustively documented the history and presentation of this pattern on transfer printed pottery. Read more.
English ceramicist Phil Eglin utilizes images of blue and white transferware pieces and turns them into hand-made pieces as he interprets them. The result is a fresh and interesting look at familiar patterns. Exhibition in London June 20 - July 31, 2013. See examples.
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! TCC member Brandon Allison offered and sold these four beautiful transfer plates with the help of a TCC classified ad.
"Thomas Rothwell 1740-1807, Copper-Plate Engraver:
by Arleen and Grahame Tanner
A Survey of His Life and Work with Particular Reference to His Work at Swansea Pottery"
A new publication exploring the work of Thomas Rothwell--available for FREE download or for purchase--the book is the result of some 40 years of research by TCC members Arleen and Grahame Tanner. The publication details the importance of Thomas Rothwell in the transfer printing process and charts the history of one of the most famous engravers of the period. More information.
published by The Caughley Society
For the first time ever, a definitive book of Caughley blue and white patterns and accompanying borders has been published by The Caughley Society and is available now. 151 patterns and their borders are fully described and illustrated with nearly 500 newly commissioned digital photographs of pieces in both private and museum collections, many of which have never been published before. More information.
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Annual Meeting -- October 17-20, 2103
Plans are now finalized for our 14th Annual Meeting in Wakefield, Massachusetts. The Registration and Information form is in the mail to all current members and is also now available on our website. The deadline to register is July 15th. Reservations after that date are subject to availability, so register now!
Our 2013 West Coast Regional Meeting was a wonderful event! Description and pictures.
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Paul and Kath Holdway are looking for help with sorting copper transfer plates in England in August. It is cold and damp, and it is heavy work, but very rewarding. This project is planned around (although not associated with) the August 14th - 18th NCS Chester Summer School. Contact the Holdways directly if you are interested.
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 April 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.
Exhibition of Handmade Interpretations of Transferware: London, June 20 - July 31, 2013. English ceramicist Phil Eglin utilizes images of blue and white transferware pieces and turns them into hand-made pieces as he interprets them. The result is a fresh and interesting look at familiar patterns. See examples.
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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