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from 1760 to 1900

TCC welcomes everyone who shares our love for the beauty and technical proficiency of British transferware including Blue and White, Staffordshire Pottery, Pearlware, Romantic and more... Join us and receive access to our benefits!

JOIN THE TRANSFERWARE COLLECTORS CLUB IN PHILADELPHIA FOR OUR SPRING ANNUAL MEETING, APRIL 26-28, 2024!

Philadelphia and the Transferware Connection: 100 years of British Transferware History and Style

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The meeting will be held in Philadelphia at the Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square, and it will include a day visit to the Winterthur Museum and Gardens on Saturday, April 27th. The lectures and activities planned for this meeting will highlight Philadelphia’s rich history related to both the decorative use and utilitarian consumption of British transfer-printed wares, patterns, sources, and stylistic trends. The meeting will also include the always popular Transferware Raffle and the Transferware Dealer Sale. More information

Even though online registration closed on April 12, you can still call the event planner Connie Gutierrez to arrange for registration prior to the meeting. Connie’s phone number is 480-990-1887 x10, and her email is connie@mcsource.net. If you wish to register onsite, onsite rates will apply as noted in the registration information. If you contact Connie before the meeting, the original rate applies.

Information for reserving a hotel room at the event hotel in included on both the online registration form and on the mail-in form. Hotel reservations must be made by meeting participants through the hotel link provided, and we encourage making your hotel arrangements as soon as possible.

Note: to register for the meeting, you must be a TCC member. Join or renew your membership at the “TCC Membership” link below and then proceed to register.

 

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News & Features

Lecture Series
The wares that missed the boat: Transfer-printed Ceramic Finds from Manchester Dock, Liverpool

This lecture by Dr. David Barker is now available for members to view. In this presentation David discusses these printed wares in the wider context of the assemblage and its deposition, and considers what this tells us about the export trade in British ceramics at this time. Members can access the video here.

Research Grants
Research Grant

All grant applications must be received by May 4th.

The Transferware Collectors Club, a US-based international non-profit organization dedicated to the study of British transfer-printed ceramics, is pleased to welcome applications for the 2024 Transferware Collectors Club Research Grant Program for the study of British Transferware. Download application. Learn more and view past recipients.

New Classifieds
New items Wanted and For Sale

New classified items both "wanted" and "for sale." See all on the classified page

Pattern of the Month
Water Works Philadelphia

Shown is a ten inch plate titled “Water Works Philadelphia.” It was, made by Ralph Stevenson & Williams (1825-1827). For TCC members, the pattern is #3137.

Feature Books
Feature Books April 2024

Success to America: Creamware for the American Market, by S. Robert Teitelman,  Patricia A. Halfpenny, and Ronald W. Fuchs II with essays by Wendell D. Garrett and Robin Emmerson.  Read more.

Jugs, by R. K. Henrywood
Before the days of modern packaging the only vessel available for fetching, storing or serving liquids was the simple jug. Read more.

Photo of the Month
Extraordinary Philadelphia Collection

On view, a spectacular collection of Philadelphia producer pot lids and bottles. Jules Hauel was the most prolific of the producers, active 1839-60. This is perhaps the most complete collection of Hauel lids and bottles (the image includes a few samples from other Philadelphia producers). Our April 26-28, 2024 meeting in Philadelphia will include a lecture on the topic of Philadelphia product producers and their transfer-printed product containers and lids.

Puzzle of the Month
Kate Greenaway “Spring” Tile

The T. & R. Boote pottery of Burslem, Staffordshire, registered this tile design on April 19, 1881. It is one of a series of four seasons designed by Kate Greenaway for the potter. Greenaway (1846 –1901) was an English artist and writer, known for her children's book illustrations. Her depictions of children in imaginary 18th-century costumes in a Queen Anne style were extremely popular in England and internationally. The tile’s border has a Japonesque flavor with the round mons alternating with small daisy-like flowers on a background of scrolls – a common Aesthetic Movement motif. In the same year this series was registered, T. & R. Boote registered other tile designs by Greenaway. They were a large producer of Aesthetic Movement patterns in transferware. The Aesthetic Movement’s influence on transferware will be explored at the TCC Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, April 26-28. It is not too late to register!

FEATURE GRANT RECIPIENT
Stencilling for groundlaying flower embossed plates

2013 Paul and Gladys Richards Foundation Research Grant Program Recipient.

Paul and Kath Holdway, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, UK Pottery Processes used at the Spode Factory; digitized 2,300 historically important slides and black and white negatives showing the pottery processes used at the Spode factory. Visit the Image Gallery.

 

Feature Video
"I SAW THREE SHIPS..." - THE SHIP AND RELATED PRINTS USED AT THE SWANSEA POTTERY - A REASSESSMENT

"I SAW THREE SHIPS..." - THE SHIP AND RELATED PRINTS USED AT THE SWANSEA POTTERY - A REASSESSMENT

Lecturer: Jonathan Gray, Honorary Research Fellow at the Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales

Feature Article
JAMES, RALPH & ANDREW STEVENSON POTTERS OF COBRIDGE

JAMES, RALPH & ANDREW STEVENSON POTTERS OF COBRIDGE, Pat Halfpenny

This article is adapted from a presentation given at an NCS meeting in March 2019. New information arising following the meeting has been included. This is the story of the life and work of three brothers, James, Ralph & Andrew Stevenson. Read article.

Dishy News
Milkmaide

Judie says, "One of my favorite transferware patterns is "The Milkmaid." To me it embodies 19th century rural England. Probably more myth than reality. The pattern was popular, and it was made by many factories. For example, the Transferware Collectors Club database shows 15 milkmaid patterns made by different manufacturers. Read more on her blog.

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