Registering for Our 2015 Annual Meeting & Special Tour in England, October 15-21, is now on a First-Come, First-Served Basis!
If you are planning to register for TCC's Annual Meeting and Tour to England, October 15-21, you are encouraged to act fast. Space for rooms and transportation is now nearly booked to capacity and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis only. Once filled, remaining applicants will be placed on a waiting list. So, don't hesitate any longer, Register today! More Information.
This year, the Annual Meeting and Sale is combined with a Transferware Tour to London and Staffordshire with visits to museums, a working pottery, informative lectures about transferware, and will also include special access to important private collections of porcelain and earthenware that would not be possible to see on your own. View the New Full Program Itinerary!
NEW Database Discoveries Article #19
Author Frank Davenport writes "The Davenport pottery was first documented in a 1974 book by Terry Lockett then later by Terry Lockett and Geoffrey Godden (1989). The authors tell much about the ninety-three years of operation and the wide range of ceramics and glass produced." Read the article. See DBD archives.
Pattern of the Month
Shown is an 8.5 inch dessert plate in the Broseley Dragon pattern; ca. 1800-1805. Visit more information and other archived patterns to learn more about this pattern.
A new edition of the Transferware Collectors Club Bulletin is now available! Read the issue's featured article "Why More Adams Ceramics Isn’t by Dick and Judy Wagner. Members, read the entire issue here.
“Franklin’s Morals” series
An uncommon series of designs illustrating Benjamin Franklin’s maxims, produced by Davenport of Longport in Staffordshire, probably mainly for the American market. The central scenes are printed within a border of flowers, fruit and shells. More information. Visit the Article Archives
Spode engraver, showing tools and transfer-print copper plate. Courtesy Potteries of Stoke on Trent Facebook page. Thanks to Pam Woolliscroft, former Spode Museum Curator, for the following information: The image of the engraver is from the Spode archive, which is now on deposit at the Stoke-on-Trent City Archives. The engraver was photographed in 1957 and is part of a series of images taken around the Spode factory showing various manufacturing processes in that year. His name is not recorded as far as I can remember.
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!
Your TCC Bulletin Editor is soliciting--for articles, that is! The Bulletin needs your fresh contributions about transferware: research articles, rare or previously unrecorded patterns or variations on well-known themes, unusual forms, source prints, personal experiences and interpretations, highlights from your collections. All contributions are welcome and appreciated. More information.
That’s right, now you can choose to view search results with larger images and select up to 100 pattern records per page! Once you have defined your search criteria on the Pattern Search page, check the option to “show larger images” and choose the number of results per page you wish to view as shown below:
by Judie Siddall
Inexpensive children's china was made in Britain throughout the 19th century as gifts for good behavior, christening presents, souvenirs, and rewards for excellence in school. More information.
This dictionary brings together as many facts as possible about blue and white printed pottery at the height of its popularity and production. More information.
Films pertaining to the Potteries
Thanks to Phil Rowley of the Facebook site Potteries of Stoke on Trent for compiling this series of short films, available on YouTube and initially presented at the Gladstone. Download the list and links here. Note: the list comprises two pages.
An important proposal has been introduced to transfer the
Stoke on Trent Museum Services (particularly the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery and the Gladstone Pottery Museum) to a charitable trust. Background information and link to signing an online petition.
Art Fund Helps Save the
Following eight years of uncertainty, the Minton Archive – one of the great archives of industrial Britain – has been secured for £1.56m through a fundraising campaign led by the Art Fund and supported by a £1.16m grant from the National Heritage Memorial Fund. More Information.
Middleport Pottery in Stoke-on-Trent, the home of Burleigh (which we will visit during our upcoming meeting and special tour in England), has won a national award for building conservation excellence and has been shortlisted for two more prestigious prizes. More Information.
Preliminary Eastfield Village “Dish Camp” Announcement.
This year’s Dish Camp will celebrate the life of Donald “Don” Carpentier, founder of Eastfield Village More Information.
The Spode Museum Trust and Friends of the Spode Museum Seek TCC Member Support
Please contact us if you are offering or know of an upcoming auction with an emphasis on transferware.
The Spode Works Visitor Centre to Open Again in 2015
Wedgwood Collection Saved
A generous outpouring of donations totaling L15.75m has saved the Wedgwood Collection, which will be transferred to the V&A Museum but will remain at its current location in Barleston, Staffordshire. Find out more here.
Tantalized? Join the TCC! Over 11,000 patterns in the TCC Pattern Database! The membership year is from July 1 through June 30, so now is a good time to renew or join. See membership registration and information here.
The TCC Bulletin Index -- incorporating listings of articles from the Fall 1999 issue through to the most recent issue, Vol. XVI No.1, January 2015 -- has been updated as of May 2015. A rich resource! Read it here.
Blue and White:
British Printed Ceramics
Victoria and Albert Museum
Exhibition January 2015
Updated Membership List
A Membership List updated in March 2015 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.
We are now offering new advertising opportunities for TCC member transferware dealers, auctioneers, and show managers. Read more.
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 2014-2015 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.
Results of Recent Auctions Advertised on the TCC Website and eNews
The Masonic Hall, Philadelphia plate recently offered by TCC member Richard Marden sold for $7000, significantly over the $5000 reserve.
A ca. 1793 President Washington and Eagle medallion plate recently offered by TCC member Peter Scott sold for $9500.