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TCC welcomes everyone who shares our love for the beauty and technical proficiency of British transferware including Blue and White, Staffordshire Pottery, Pearlware, Romantic and more... Join us and receive access to our benefits!


Pattern and Source Print Database

12,201 patterns 826 source prints and still growing!


TCC Bulletins

New issue 4 times a year, plus archive available online.

Victoria & Albert Museum

TCC 2015 England:  Spotlight on Day 4, A Visit to the Raven Mason Collection and the Gladstone Pottery Museum.

Day 4 of our 2015 Annual Meeting and Special Tour in England will feature a special visit to the Raven Mason Collection of porcelain and ironstone china; lunch at scenic Trentham Garden Centre; and a special tour of the Gladstone Pottery Museum.  Lectures will be presented at both the Raven Mason Collection and Gladstone Museum.   More Information.

V & A Museum

NEW Database Discoveries Article #18

"The News That Pratt Thought Fit to Print" by Len Kling


Author Len Kling writes "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 the article. See DBD archives.

New Image Gallery Added to TCC Website

new image gallery

The Transferware Collectors Club is pleased to announce that a valuable new resource, the Image Gallery, has been added to the club’s website (see link in Navigation Column at left). The Gallery is intended to serve as a resource for TCC members and site visitors to learn more about the production of British ceramics. More Information.

BULLETIN! TCC 2014 Number 3

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A new edition of the Transferware Collectors Club Bulletin is now available! Read the issue's featured article "Something borrowed..." by Richard Halliday, With Assistance from Sue Wagstaff. Members, read the entire issue here.

Henrywood's Highlights Number Twenty-Five of an Ongoing Series

Franklin's Moral's series“Franklin’s Morals” series
An uncommon series of designs illustrating Benjamin Franklin’s maxims, produced by Davenport of Longport in Staffordshire, probably mainly for the American market. The central scenes are printed within a border of flowers, fruit and shells. More information. Visit the Article Archives

Photo of the Month

1905 Longton Stoke On Trent Collecting Coal SpillingsBroad Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent, reportedly 1957. Residents lived and shopped in close proximity to the potteries and resulting air pollution. Photo courtesy of Facebook page “Potteries of Stoke on Trent”.


Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates

jeffery sevansCatalogued auction including Large Collection of Transferware featuring multicolor. April 14, 2015 www.jeffreysevans.com.

Pattern of the Month

Arms of Newcastle

Arms of Newcastle

Shown is an octagonal plate with an heraldic pattern depicting the Arms of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Visit more information and other archived patterns to learn more about this pattern.

Now Available

Transferware Collectors Club Gift Memberships

Gift Memberships

Give your favorite transferware enthusiast the gift of a one-year membership to the Transferware Collectors Club! Gift recipients receive a handsome certificate verifying their membership as your gift, enabling them to take advantage of the same benefits that you enjoy. More information.


Classified Ads on the TCC Web Site

Members Welcome to Post Ads! (Dealers pay a nominal fee.)

Did you know that your TCC membership entitles you to free advertising on our site? (Dealers pay a nominal fee.) Check out all our classified ads, and consider placing your own!

Your TCC Bulletin Editor is Soliciting!

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Your TCC Bulletin Editor is soliciting--for articles, that is! The Bulletin needs your fresh contributions about transferware: research articles, rare or previously unrecorded patterns or variations on well-known themes, unusual forms, source prints, personal experiences and interpretations, highlights from your collections. All contributions are welcome and appreciated. More information.

Great News, Searching the TCC Pattern and Source Print Database Just Got Easier

That’s right, now you can choose to view search results with larger images and select up to 100 pattern records per page!  Once you have defined your search criteria on the Pattern Search page, check the option to “show larger images” and choose the number of results per page you wish to view as shown below:

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New Online Exhibition of Printed British Pottery and Porcelain
Launched October 17, 2014

Online Exhibition of Printed British Pottery and Porcelain

An exciting new online exhibition of Printed British Pottery and Porcelain was launched on October 17, 2014. This online exhibition relates the remarkable story of the production of printed pottery and porcelain in Great Britain from 1750 to 1900. Designed for the enjoyment of a broad audience from the ceramic novice to the advanced collector and researcher of printed British wares, the exhibition introduces visitors to all aspects of Great Britain’s proud and vibrant industry. Link to pdf press release or go to the site.

Winterthur Museum and TCC Sponsored Exhibit

The Nuneham Courtenay PatternWinterthur Museum and TCC Sponsored Exhibit: Transferware, A Story of Patterns & Color. More Information.

Transferware Exhibition Web Sites Co-Sponsored by TCC

Featured Books

The Diaz collection: Material Culture and Social Change in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Monterey (California).

Straffordshire Romanticby Felton, David L, and Schultz, Peter D. 
This report, prepared by the Cultural Resource Management Unit of the California Department of Parks and Recreation, describes archaeological excavations and studies of the 1820s Cooper-Molera Adobe. More information.

101 Ceramic Highlights

Queensware coverThe Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent
101 Ceramic Highlights profiles the ceramic collections at The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent, through 101 carefully selected entries. More information.


What is my transferware piece worth?

What's it worth?  The simple answer – whatever you can get for it – has truth but doesn’t explain why. More | Other FAQs

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Middleport Pottery in Stoke-on-Trent, the home of Burleigh (which we will visit during our upcoming meeting in England), the home of Burleigh, has won a national award for building conservation excellence and been shortlisted for two more prestigious prizes. More Information.

Winterthur Ceramics Conference

This year’s Winterthur Ceramics Conference is titled From All Points of the Compass: Ceramics Travel the World, which will focus on ceramics that traveled the world -from China to the US to Mexico and beyond. Upon arrival, some of these world-traveling objects, in turn, inspired the creation of new types of wares. More Information

New Transferware You Tube ChannelyouTube link

Richard Halliday has launched a You Tube channel featuring transferware. Link to The Transferware Channel.

Preliminary Eastfield Village “Dish Camp” Announcement.
This year’s Dish Camp will celebrate the life of Donald “Don” Carpentier, founder of Eastfield Village More Information.

V&A Blog and Digital Slide Show Feature Source Prints and Transferware
V & A The Wine Pressing
V & A The Pressing Platter

Spode frontgate

The Spode Museum Trust and Friends of the Spode Museum Seek TCC Member Support
More Information.

Wedgwood Visitor Center to reopen April 2015. More information.
Can’t visit in person? View the Collections Online.

Auction News

This extraordinary Deakin & Son 23.25” H jug sold on January 17, 2015 at Clars Auctions for $950. More Information.

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Please contact us if you are offering or know of an upcoming auction with an emphasis on transferware.

2014 TCC Research Grant Recipients

We are pleased to announce two new research grant recipients, Daniel Schavelzon, Ph.D, of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and John Simpson of West Sussex, England.
More Information.

Tony Challinor Spode Works Visitor Centre

The Spode Works Visitor Centre to Open Again in 2015
More Information.

Art Fund for Wedgwood

Wedgwood Collection Saved
A generous outpouring of donations totaling L15.75m has saved the Wedgwood Collection, which will be transferred to the V&A Museum but will remain at its current location in Barleston, Staffordshire. Find out more here.


Tantalized? Join the TCC! Over 11,000 patterns in the TCC Pattern Database! The membership year is from July 1 through June 30, so now is a good time to renew or join. See membership registration and information here.

The TCC Bulletin Index -- incorporating listings of articles from the Fall 1999 issue through to the most recent issue, Vol. XV No.2, 2014 -- has been updated as of November 2014. A rich resource! Read it here.


Blue and White:
British Printed Ceramics

Victoria and Albert Museum
London, England
Exhibition January 2015

Victoria & Albert Museum

more information.

Updated Membership List
A Membership List updated in March 2015 is now available (for members only and only for non-commercial use). Download now. Please review your entry on the list, and notify us of any changes in your contact information.

We are now offering new advertising opportunities for TCC member transferware dealers, auctioneers, and show managers. Read more.

Transferware Collectors Club is extremely grateful for the generous contributions this past year which continue to help to make its programs and resources possible. Download the list of 2013 donors.

Help Needed
As the TCC strives to grow its membership and programs, there is a need for more volunteer support. The TCC needs your help! Read more.

Results of Recent Auctions Advertised on the TCC Website and eNews


The Masonic Hall, Philadelphia plate recently offered by TCC member Richard Marden sold for $7000, significantly over the $5000 reserve.

A ca. 1793 President Washington and Eagle medallion plate recently offered by TCC member Peter Scott sold for $9500.


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