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The TCC Board of Directors is pleased to announce a special scholarship for up to two graduate students or young professionals wishing to attend the TCC Annual Meeting in 2016! More information
This second edition of the Transferware Collectors Club Annual Meeting Close Up lends more focus to Day 3's exciting mix of transferware information and plans to experience even more of the rich colonial history of this Piedmont area. Read more about visiting Jefferson's Monticello and a lecture by Leslie Bouterie on Bees and Beekeeping Motifs in 19th Century Transferware Patterns.
A new edition of the Transferware Collectors Club Bulletin is now available! Read the issue's featured article "Right on Target: a Transferware Discovery at President Madison’s Home" by Leslie Bouterie. Members, read the entire issue here.
Pattern of the Month
Children's plates and mugs were often given as rewards for good behavior, christening presents, and as teaching tools. Visit more information and other archived patterns to learn more about this pattern.
NEW Database Discoveries Article #24
Author Susan Ferguson writes "Here’s my new database for my Brown and White transferware collection. I’m finally getting organized. I created it because my word processing program just provided me with loose sheets of paper that I would need to (four letter word) file". Read the article. See DBD archives.
Biblical Cities series
An uncommon series of views of the Middle East made by C.J. Mason & Co. of Lane Delph in Staffordshire. The Mason firm is, of course, best known for its brightly coloured ironstone wares, but they did produce some good printed wares too. An early example, when the firm was G.M. & C.J. Mason, is the Beaded Frame Mark series of British Views, covered in detail in Number Two of The Transferware Recorder, but when the firm became C.J. Mason & Co. several series were made, one with views of Cambridge Colleges (scheduled for Number Three of The Recorder), another with “British Lakes”, a third depicting “Napoleon’s Battles”, and a fourth with views of Biblical towns and cities. More information. Visit the Article Archives
Brick making in Pakistan.
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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
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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.
by Helen Hallesy
A comprehensive soft cover book of 32 pages covering the products of this relatively unknown Welsh Pottery near Swansea. Fully illustrated in colour with a section on marks. Includes many transfer prints including children's wares. More Information. More information.
by Robert Copeland
A lavishly illustrated, full colour, 186 page book. It displays the vast experience and knowledge the author has of the manufacturing processes of bone china and earthenware tableware, mainly as carried out in the Spode works; these were typical of the methods used throughout the pottery industry and should be of interest to all people involved with pottery and porcelain, whether as collectors, customers or dealers. More information.
Enoch Wood's No.106 Series of European views was probably produced in the early to mid 1830s. Unlike many series of patterns dating from that time, it was not made in a variety of hues, but always in a very attractive two-color combination, a yellow printed border with contrasting floral sprays and central design in brown or black. Yellow, of course, is the rarest of transferware colors, and it follows that items in this series are also uncommon. Download article.
by David Hoexter
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This list is intended for use of transfer printed pottery ("transferware") collectors and researchers who are:
- Planning a trip and hope to view collections or related exhibits of transferware.
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It is a service provided to members of the Transferware Collectors Club (TCC) and other interested transferware collectors. It is directed towards collections and exhibits of transferware and its manufacture. Although we have not sought it out, information on archives and research material is also included wherever appropriate. Download article.
Sadly, we announce the death of Geoffrey Godden, a leader and legend in field of ceramics. He passed away on May 10th. This brief notice, composed by Geoffrey himself, was published in The Telegraph on May 16, 2016. Obituary
Jeffrey S. Evans & Assoc. June 18 to include many pieces of transferware. Catalogue will be posted week of June 8th. More information.
Please contact us if you are offering or know of an upcoming auction with an emphasis on transferware.
Transferware Research Funding: it’s time to apply!
The TCC is pleased to welcome applications for the 2016 Paul and Gladys Richards Charitable Foundation Research Grant Program for the study of British Transferware. Launched in 2009, the Richards Research Grant Program is dedicated to supporting research focused on British transferware produced between 1750 and 1900. The Richards Foundation has increased its funding this year to $10,000. To date the program has funded seventeen projects. Recipients’ projects are published on our web site: Past Recipients
All grant applications must be received by May 4 of the year the request is made. Download Grant Application.
What's Happening in British Ceramics
Of Eagles and Presidents
Reporting on the First of Two Sales of the Creutzburg & Martin Collection
I have a special place in my heart and in my life for Chet Creutzburg and David Martin who, in my early days of collect-ing American themed transferware, became friends and teachers. They, along with fellow collector Nick Routson, in-troduced me to Hayden Goldberg and Curtis Brown and explained their collection to me in some detail over dinners in Brooklyn. So when I learned they were preparing to pass on their collection to a new group of collectors, I had to be present for the sale.
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Historic Eastfield Announces 2016 Dish Camp Speakers
Historic Eastfield Foundation has scheduled its 20th anniversary Dish Camp, and released a list of internationally acclaimed speakers. More Information.
New TCC Research Grant
The TCC Research Grant Committee has announced the 2015 recipient, Richard Halliday, whose project is “Transferware Medical and Toilet Wares 1780-1850”. More Information.
The Spode Museum Trust and Friends of the Spode Museum Seek TCC Member Support
Tantalized? Join the TCC! Over 13,000 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. XVI No. 4, 2015 -- has been updated as of April 2016. A rich resource! Read it here.
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Updated Membership List
A Membership List updated in March 2016 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 2014-2015 donors.
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.