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from 1760 to 1900

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News & Features

Photo of the Month
Toast Rack

Transfer printed toast racks are uncommon, particularly when printed with an architectural themed image.

Pattern of the Month
Birds in the Marsh

Shown is a 6 inch by 6 inch tile made by Minton Hollins & Co. It is part of a series known as Birds in the Marsh. If you are a member, see pattern #18224.

Feature Articles
Feature Articles July 2022

‘Sawney’s Defence’: Anti-Catholicism, Consumption and Performance in 18th-Century Britain, by Danielle Thom

This article examines an 18th-century English transfer-printed quart mug, printed with an image derived from a popular anti-Catholic satire from about 1779.

South-East Asia: A Major Export Destination for Bristish Transferware, by Graeme Cruickshank

For most of the 19th century, millions upon millions of items of transfer-printed earthenware made in British factories were exported to virtually every corner of the planet.

Feature Books
July 2022 books

Pottery Recipes Book by Staffordshire Potter Thomas Lakin, by Edward Baines


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

Feature Video
July Feature Video

Blake-Roberts’ presentation at the TCC 2019 Annual Meeting in Birmingham, AL explores the development of the transfer printing process for pottery in Great Britain and it’s dramatic effect on the industry. Watch Video.

Puzzle of the Month
Amsterdam Ceramics Shop

This might be a transferware collector’s dream shop or nightmare, depending on how good your balance is!

Auction Watch
Hansons Bishton Hall Auction of British Ceramics

26-27th July 

Catalogue online from the 20th of July. The auction to include a large private collection of British Ceramics, including 50-60 transfer-printed lots. More information.

Ceramics Exhibition
The Flowering of British Ceramics

The Northern Ceramic Society exhibition at the Potteries Museum includes an amazing array of members’ pottery and porcelain, and is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue. The Summer School explores the themes. The exhibition closes on September 4, 2022. Summer School is August 24-27, 2022 at Chester University. More info.

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