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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!

You can still renew your membership for 2023.

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Donations Welcome! When you renew your membership, please consider making a tax deductible donation to support our club’s educational mission. Your contributions ensure that member benefits like the Database of Patterns and Sources, the Bulletin, Annual Meetings, the Transferware Worldwide Lecture Series, and our many other online activities continue to provide the information and enjoyment you seek. It's easy, you can donate when you renew your membership!

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News & Features

Lecture Series
Poetically Posh - Richard Briggs’s Longfellow Jug and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in the American Home

The January 2023 lecture is now available for viewing on the TCC website (members only).

Speaker: Elizabeth Palms, Robert and Elizabeth Owens Curatorial Fellow, Winterthur Museum Garden and Library 

Moving Minton: Virtual Store Tours

Stoke-on-Trent City Archives is Moving, these video blog posts revolve around a series of virtual Store Tours designed to show off some of the strongrooms and secure spaces not usually accessible to the public, and we thought we’d highlight the first two vlogs here as they both include references to the Minton Archive. Read more.

Pattern of the Month
Kiss Me Quick

Shown is a ceramic Valentine: “Kiss Me Quick.”  It is #12316 in the TCC Database of Patterns and Sources. 

Puzzle of the Month
The Apothecary

This pattern was inspired by a c. 1759 drawing by Jean-Baptiste Pillement, a French painter and designer whose importance lies primarily in the engravings done after his drawings, and their influence in spreading the Rococo style and particularly the taste for chinoiserie throughout Europe.

Photo of the Month
Life in Stoke

Life in Stoke, undated photo. Courtesy of Peter Lovatt in Potteries of Stoke on Trent Facebook site.

Recorder News
Recorder News #39

Dick Henrywood has issued the Recorder News, “designed to keep everyone in touch with progress in publishing The Transferware Recorder". Read more.

Feature Books
February Feature Books

Inside The Head Of A Collector, by Shirley M. Mueller, MD

The Nuneham Courtenay Pattern, by Richard Halliday

2023 Research Grant
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All grant applications must be received by May 4.

Launched in 2009, the Richards Research Grant Program is dedicated to supporting research focused on British transferware produced between 1750 and 1900. Annual funding for this program remains at $10,000. A summary of winning proposals from previous years is available here. Download application.

Feature Articles
February Feature Articles

#13 - Yes – Transfer-Printed Tiles are in the Database by Connie Rogers

1820s Pearlware Filled-in Transfers; Patterns and Attributions by Pete Christmas
A research paper supported by TCC Grant funding

Feature Video
Transferware in Two Historic Maine Houses

Transferware in Two Historic Maine Houses was presented at the 2021 TCC Annual Meeting. Take a look at transferware collections in two historic Maine Houses, the Dow Farm in Standish and the Whitten House in Topsham.

Watch Video.

Dishy News
Is it a bison or a buffalo?

Did you know that Bison and Buffalo are not the same species? (Although they are in the same family.)  Read Dishy News.

Minton's Folio Friday
Minton's Folio Friday February

Folio Friday is an opportunity for ceramic enthusiasts to view some of the amazing artwork found within The Minton Archive’s folios. On the first Friday of every month their archive team selects a special piece of artwork from the Minton company catalogue’s Art & Design section and highlights it on this blog. Click and Enjoy!

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