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from 1760 to 1900

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News & Features

Pattern of the Month
The Cowman

Shown is an 8.5 inch soup plate in the series known as “The Cowman.” The maker is unknown, but the pattern appears to have been made around 1820. 

Transferware Worldwide - Lecture Series

Announcing a New Online Transferware Experience. Transferware Worldwide is a monthly program of online lectures. Experts in the field of ceramics will present scholarly talks on transferware topics to include, history, process, makers, patterns, marketing and distribution, as well as special collections. The lectures, designed to have broad appeal to ceramic enthusiasts worldwide, will be conveniently accessible online via the Zoom format. Read more...

Photo of the Month
“Cowman” and Friends at Junagarh Fort, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India

Part of an interior wall within Junagarh Fort, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India. What are these transfer-printed drainers (and many more) doing in relatively remote Bikaner? A research article on the 110 transfer printed, three Chinese Export (also shown in this photo), and two creamware patterns affixed to the walls of four locations within the fort is nearing completion. 

Tile of the Month
Purple Feathers

This is a 6 inch tile with maker unknown. The back of the tile has the raised letters ENGLAND on a grid telling us only that it was produced 1891 or after. This is a very bold pattern in theme and color. No reference has been found; therefore, it has a TCC Assigned Name. It is pattern #19427 in the database.

Spode mold

Under the direction of Professor Neil Brownsword, Staffordshire University and in cooperation with the Spode Museum Trust, the ceramic molds stored in four rooms located at the historic Spode factory site were digitized and are now available online for you to enjoy.

2020 Annual Meeting
2020 Annual Meeting October 8th

The TCC October 8, 2020 Annual Meeting will be a virtual event. Specific information will be announced once plans are confirmed. Check Meeting page for more information.

August 2020
Special June 25, 2020
Special June 13, 2020