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Sharing a passion for antique British transferware

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!

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News & Features

Auction Watch
Hansons Holloways Auctioneers in Banbury

Dr Richard Halliday is pleased to announce his next Curated Ceramics auction at Hansons Holloways auctioneers in Banbury on the 2nd of December. The catalogue has over 300 lots of British, Continental and Asian ceramics. See more images. Link to auction.

Grant Recipient
In the Wake of the Cape Horn Route:  British Transferware in Southern South America

Julieta Frere, Argentina
Abstract:  To identify, analyze and catalog ceramic assemblages present in the southernmost tip of the Americas in the 19th century with the goal of contributing to a better understanding of the characteristics and significance of this type of British manufacture in the context of the growing importance of the relationship between Britain and South America. For members only:  Download projectDownload Visual Catalog.


The valuable Stoke-on-Trent City Archives, which holds the Minton and Spode Archives along with other important archival material about the local pottery industry is relocating.

Two Feature Videos
Two Feature Videos

For members only, two recorded lectures from the Annual Meeting are available for a limited time period. 

Anti-Slavery Ceramics at Historic Deerfield, Lecturer: Dan Sousa. Link to video.

Early Transfer Printed Wares at Historic Deerfield, 1750-1800, Lecturer: Amanda Lange. Link to video.

Auction Watch
Bonhams Skinner Marlborough, MA

December 20th

Bonhams Skinner Marlborough, MA. will be offering the Flora Rabinovitch collection of Staffordshire blue printed wares. For additional information please contact Stuart Slavid at european@bonhamsskinner.com or 508-970-3278.  Online auction catalogue pending.  More Information.

Feature Grant Recipient
Report on the Documenting of the Architecturally Used Ceramics at the Mausoleum of Sunan Gunung Jati, Cirebon, Java, Indonesia

Jacob Otte, USA
Abstract:  To systematically document the 19th century ceramics, including British transferware, affixed to the walls of the Shrine of Sunan Gunung Jati, the Muslin saint of Cirebon who is popularly credited with Islamization of West Java in the early 16th century.

Puzzle of the Month
Aesthetic Movement Anglo-Japanese Tiles

These 6” x 6” tiles were produced by potter Henry Abraham Ollivant at the "Cliffe Vale" pottery in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, in operation from 1890-1908.

Pattern of the Month
The Death Of Rover

This 19th century mug was intended for a child. However, it is a pattern that would be considered inappropriate for children in the 21st century.

Photo of the Month
Use Your Transferware!

Lunch provided by Michael Sack at the October 2022 TCC San Francisco meeting.  Why not put your beautiful pieces to work?  Not dishwasher safe, and please, nothing acidic and no cutting.

Feature Books
November Feature Books 2022

Extraordinary British Transferware 1780-1840, by R. and R. Halliday

The book proves to be more than a picture book. It focuses on the unusual, but is really a smorgasbord of transferware. More info.

Ynysmeaudwy and the Williamses, by Mike Trew 

This is the tale of a small potworks begun and run by a family of Cornishmen in a bleak outpost of the upper Swansea valley. More info.

Feature Articles
November Feature Articles

Useful Thomas and Ralph Wedgwood – beginning a new appreciation, by Pat Halfpenny

First there is a brief history of Useful Thomas and Ralph Wedgwood.

#20 - Ways to Fit the Transfer Pattern Onto the Ware, by Connie Rogers

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.


Dishy News

Judie Siddall says, "One of the reasons I started writing this blog was to share what I have learned from studying transferware patterns.  I was always curious about an Enoch Wood (1818-1846) pattern, "Cape Coast Castle On The Gold Coast Africa.""

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