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May Feature Articles

Orphan article image#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.


Pots of OrchidsPots of Orchids: the Spode Bateman Connection, by Pam Woolliscroft

 Pam writes: I have a fondness for botanical illustration and a passion for pots. It is these personal interests together with my role as Curator at the Spode museum which led to me noticing the elements of this story. It is a tale of discovery - an unexpected connection between a Staffordshire pottery and a Staffordshire plantsman. Read the article.