TCC memberships expire June 30. Please renew now in order to continue member access to the Pattern and Source Print Database and free downloads of past bulletins. Note: If you joined or renewed any time after April 1 your membership has already been extended to June 30, 2016. Renew Online Using Paypal or Download a Renewal Form. Questions? Contact the Membership Chair.
Registering for Our 2015 Annual Meeting & Special Tour in England, October 15-21, is now on a First-Come, First-Served Basis!
Please note, registration for TCC's annual meeting and tour in England has closed. However, we may be able to accommadate a few additional registrants, so please contact us as soon as you can to ensure you have reserved a place. More Information.
The Transferware Recorder – Number Two continues to provide an update to Bill Coysh and Dick Henrywood’s standard reference work The Dictionary of Blue and White Printed Pottery. This volume features a further selection of thirteen different series of British views. More Information. To Order.
NEW Database Discoveries Article #20
Author Connie Rogers writes "Imagine the dilemma the transferer faces when the engraving at hand is not large enough to cover the entire center of the platter being decorated. Perhaps the managers of the pottery did not think it was worth the expense of cutting a larger engraving because the platter was larger than ordinarily used in the standard dinner set." Read the article. See DBD archives.
Pattern of the Month
Shown is "Foot of Mount Sinai" 7.25 inch plate from the "Illustrations of the Bible" series by Thomas Mayer (1826-1838), ca. 1835. 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 "Multi-color printing on ceramics – its earlier than you think" by Pat Halfpenny. Members, read the entire issue here.
"Paul and Virginia" series
For this issue I have selected a series which fits into the Literature category and also features children's wares which I have omitted to cover before. Children's wares are a fascinating subject covered in great detail by Noël Riley in
Gifts for Good Children - The History of Children's China (Richard Dennis, Shepton Beauchamp, Part 1, 1991). More information. Visit the Article Archives
Spode Factory, Stoke, Stoke-on-Trent. Josiah Spode l acquired the site in what is now Church Street, Stoke in 1776 and Spode wares were made there continuously until 2008. In the 19th Century it was one of the two largest potteries in Staffordshire, boasting some 22 bottle ovens and employing around a thousand people.
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:
Featured Book and Article
by Jonathan Gray
In 1808, James Christie II was employed to sell the remaining stock of the Cambrian Company, the London Warehouse of the Swansea Pottery located at 64 Fleet Street. The auction sales, between February and April 1808, comprised around 14,000 pieces in over 1,000 lots, similar in scale to the Wedgwood & Bentley disposals in 1781. More information.
Refurbished Wedgwood Museum Opens in Barlaston
It has been 10 months since the historic Wedgwood Museum ceramic collection was saved. Now, a new museum housing the vast collection has opened to the public at the £34m World of Wedgwood attraction in Barlaston, Staffordshire. Note: we’ll be visiting the new museum as part of our upcoming October Meeting and Tour. More Information.
New TCC Research Grant
The TCC Research Grant Committee has announced the 2015 recipient, Richard Halliday, whose project is “Transferware Medical and Toilet Wares 1780-1850”. More Information.
Films Pertaining to Transferware and 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.
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.
Tantalized? Join the TCC! Over 12,000 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.
Historic Eastfield Foundation Sets Founders Day
Historic Eastfield Foundation will hold its first Annual Founder’s Day on Saturday, the 19th of September. Attendees will interact with master craftsmen of many trades, and celebrate the life of Historic Eastfield Villages's founder, Don Carpentier. More Information.
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.