arrangement of items colored and blue transferware

July Feature Articles

pickle dishBlue-Printed Pickle Dishes and Milseys With a Social and Historical Commentary by Richard Halliday

In this excellent publication, Richard Halliday documents the outstanding and one-of-a-kind collection of the late Robin Greeves and provides an interesting social and historical perspective for these two often misunderstood forms of transfer-printed Staffordshire pottery. Richard's study includes a discussion of the role of "pickles" on 18th and 19th century English tables, a review of how pickle dishes and milseys were used, and a comprehensive and well-organized catalog of patterns and shapes. Read More.


copper plateCopper Plate Engraving: Process Documentation by Richard Halliday

This article is from the talk given by Richard Halliday to the Transferware Collectors Club during the 2016 meeting in Charlottesville, VA. This is part of his research has been to document the process of engraving a copper plate from start to finish. This has never been documented before. This was of prime importance to him to preserve a record of the skills, before it is too late. Read more.