arrangement of items colored and blue transferware

April Feature Articles


DBD #18#18 - The News That Pratt Thought Fit to Print by Len Kling

Potters like Enoch Wood, Davenport and William Smith had been experimenting since the 1830s with the application of multi-colored transfers to dinner wares and tea wares, but it was not until about 1846 that patents were taken out on a polychrome printing process that successfully emulated the look of hand painted wares. Read article.


dbd25#25 - Orphan Transferware Patterns and the TCC Assigned Name, by Len Kling

Consider the case, of the Orphan Transferware Pattern. We have all seen them, languishing around the fringes of transferware society, without name or origin. If they are particularly lovely or interesting in some way they may still be taken into our homes, but most of the time we can find out nothing about them. Read the article.