Research & Learning
The Paul and Gladys Richards Research Grant Program for Studies in British Transferware
Launched in 2009, The Paul and Gladys Richards Charitable Foundation Research Program for the study of British Transferware, dedicated to supporting research focused on British transferware produced between 1750 to 1900, has funded seventeen projects.
Yellow Transfer Printed Brown Ware – referred to here as YPB – is a type of transferware that has only recently been added to the TCC Database. Some collectors of transferware may not be aware of this type of transfer decoration as it is not commonly found. Over the years, I have noted a number…
A request from Tony Calvin of Cumbria, England about a possible attribution of a jug to the (John) Wilkinson Pottery of Whitehaven, West Cumberland (1820-1867), led to the serendipitous discovery of the uses of the rare egg-shaped transfer printed objects that I have been fascinated by for years…
Very little is known today about the life of early 19th century artist Elizabeth Frances Batty. She was the sister of Captain Robert Batty, a member of the Grenadier Guards whose military career was ended by wounds received at the Battle of Waterloo, and who was also an artist. Although like her…
The Porcelains of Thomas Wolfe at Stoke upon Trent (Formerly Factory Z)
After many years of study of “Factory Z” by collectors a near-consensus has formed that the porcelains are the work of Thomas Wolfe. London Ceramic Circle has taken up the challenge to produce a book under the editorship of Field McIntyre who was able to access previous work by late collectors such as Phillip Miller and the reference collection of Marjorie Thacker. The aim has been to illustrate patterns and shapes attributable to the factory.
This publication provides a unique attribution guide to Thomas Wolfe. The format is a soft-back A4 book with 128 pages including more than 430 colour illustrations, giving a comprehensive look at the wares and a strong starting point for attribution of further patterns in the future.Purchase information via PayPal, is on the London Ceramic Circle at Morley Col…
The Spode Blue Room: An Introduction
With a TCC Richards Foundation Grant, Michael Escolme has written and published an excellent Guide to the Spode Museum Blue Room. This guide is available for download to TCC members.(Download PDF for members)
The Blue Room contains hundreds of blue transfer-printed pieces made at Spode between c.1790-1847 and is almost certainly the largest and most important collection of Blue and White printed ceramics on public display in the world. The guide provides visitors with important historical facts and images of this treasured room.
Flourish – A Golden Age for Ceramics in Wales
A chance to enjoy highlights of the world's largest collection of historic Welsh ceramics.
The names Swansea, Llanelli and Nantgarw are world-renowned for their pottery and porcelain, and this is the first comprehensive exploration of their history in decades. Between the 1760s and 1920s, a small group of remarkable people were pouring passion, talent and money into producing world-class pottery and porcelain. We also celebrate, with stunning, detailed new photography, the remarkable skills of the artists who decorated the items as if painting on canvas.
With a foreword by renowned ceramicist Lowri Davies, who casts a contemporary eye over this historic collection.
£19.99National Museum Wales Books Store