April 2018
Dear TCC eNews Readers: We're pleased to send you the latest edition of our monthly e-newsletter informing you of up-coming club activities and interesting new content on our web site  and our Facebook page. We welcome your comments, suggestions, and input; please send to: TCC Web Content Administrator webadmin@transcollectorsclub.org a minimum of 10 days before the first Saturday of the month. 
The Paul and Gladys Richards Charitable Foundation Grants for the Research of British Transferware

2018 Research Grant Proposals Now being accepted.

All grant applications must be received by May 4. The Transferware Collectors Club, a US - based international non-profit organization dedicated to the study of British transferware, is pleased to welcome applications for the 2018 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. Annual funding for this program remains at $10,000. To date the program has funded more than twenty projects. A summary of winning proposals from previous years is available on the club's website. All grant applications must be received by May 4 of the year the request is made. Application forms are available for download on the club's website.
Pattern of the Month

The Abigail, Shubael Pinkham

Shown is a 9.75 inch creamware plate by an unknown maker, ca. 1796. Visit the website to learn more information about this pattern .  
New Book 

The Transferware Recorder Volume Four Released

Transferware Recorder Volume Four, authored by TCC member and transferware scholar Dick Henrywood, is available for purchase. The printing was subsidized by a TCC Paul and Gladys Richards Charitable Foundation Research Grant, and thus the author is offering a discount of 20% off the price of the book to all TCC members ($36 includes shipping).   Learn more and order the book.

Dining by Design: Nature Displayed on the Dinner Table Exhibit
April 2, 2018 - January 6, 2019
Winterthur Museum,Garden & Library

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James Madison's Montpelier Archaeology Expeditions

Montpelier announces its 2018 Excavation Expedition and Other Programs. More information.

2018 Meeting in Providence, RI  
Planning is underway for an exciting line-up of speakers and tours for the 2018 TCC Annual Meeting in Providence, Rhode Island. Autumn is a beautiful time of year in New England and our location is convenient to many interesting sites. We will be letting you know more as our plans are finalized. Save the dates!  October 18-21, 2018.
Auction Watch  

April 28, 2018
Important Transferware Collection Offered by Pook & Pook

Get more information.
April 2018 Recorder News  

News of Dick Henrywood's Transferware Recorder News 

On to Issue Twelve of the Recorder News, keeping up our two-monthly schedule. The exciting news this time is the publication of Volume Four of The Transferware Recorder but we still have space for a new discovery, an auction report, and an interesting retailer's mark. More information.   
Photo of the Month 
Please submit your favorite transferware related photo (excluding images of actual pottery pieces) to the TCC Web Administrator: webadmin@transcollectorsclub.org
Classified Ad     
For Sale: Sporting Scenes Transferware Plate. This octagonal, 9.5-inch plate, is printed in blue with a simple border of triangles and diamonds. The scene is of two dogs and a man looking through a spyglass. The pattern name is "Sporting Scenes". The plate was made by J.F. Wileman in Staffordshire between 1870-1892. Contact: John Bland at jcb29jcb29@gmail.com  Download for more info and photos.

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Henrywood's Highlights #34 of an Ongoing Series   

Black-Bordered Wall Plaques
This time we feature plaques from the earlier years of the 19th century with various designs printed in black within rectangular moulded black frames. A touch funereal, I know. But I have always found them attractive. They are never marked but I feel sure they are of Staffordshire origin, and not Sunderland to which they are often attributed. More information

Historic Eastfield New York 2018 Workshops

For four decades, the  Annual Series of Early American Trades and Historic Preservation Workshops has offered workshops and symposia in the traditional trades and domestic arts. The goal is to maintain the highest educational standards, with instructors who are leaders in their fields. The in-depth, hands-on workshops appeal to a wide range of students, including tradesmen, craftsmen, and museum personnel seeking to advance their knowledge and skills, as well as homeowners looking to deal with issues concerning historic home maintenance & restoration. Link to 2018 Workshops. 

Blue and White Ceramics: An Enduring Global Obsession: Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Illinois: Through August 30, 2018

The exhibition centers on Chinese blue and white porcelain collected and emulated around the world. Potters around the world attempted to mimic the aesthetic qualities of blue and white porcelain, making faience (Delftware) and other ceramics. The exhibition will include American, Chinese, Dutch, English, German, Swedish, and Turkish ceramics from the Ming Dynasty to the present day. More information. 
B ULLETIN TCC 2017 Number 2

Read the issue's featured article  Nineteenth Century Ceramics at Whitten House, Becoming a Collector of Transferware by Scott Hanson. Members, read the entire issue here

Preliminary Announcement Festival of Bottle Ovens

Please Help with the Following
The Database Needs Editors
Do you love a good mystery? Do you fancy yourself to be a Sherlock Holmes or Miss Marple? If your answer is "yes", then you are the perfect candidate to join the ranks of TCC Database Detectives! Download more information. 

New Database Discoveries Articles Needed
Please contact the web administrator with suggestions or contributions of future Database Discoveries articles. See Database Discoveries archives.

Contributions Needed for Bulletin  
Bulletin editor Michael Weinberg is seeking contributions for the upcoming bulletin. For more information and to contact Michael, link here.
New:  Classified Advertisements  

We are now accepting simple classified (not display) advertisements from TCC member transferware dealers as well as non-dealer members.  There is no charge for this member service. Following are the criteria:  
  • Limited to three quality images of item(s) for sale or example(s) of an item(s) you wish to purchase.
  • Include a very short description paragraph, including a link to your website and/or email address.
  • Dealers must be TCC members, limited to once/year maximum.
  • Requests will be processed in the order received, and there is no guarantee as to when your ad will be posted.
  • The TCC Web Administrator at his/her discretion has the right to reject inappropriate  or inadequate submittals.

To view examples:  http://www.transcollectorsclub.org/classifieds.html

Contact:  webadmin@transcollectorsclub.org

Featured Books
People & Pots 
by Terence A. Lockett

Terry Lockett, the founder Chairman and a former President of the Northern Ceramic Society, is a freelance lecturer and writer who gave many talks over the past 40 or more years that involved a good deal of research, but were given just once and never recorded. Get more information.
Staffordshire Potters 1781-1900 
by R.K. Henrywood

This is the most comprehensive list of Staffordshire potters ever published and includes much information unavailable in existing literature. This area produced some ninety percent of the pots made in England and is of prime importance in the study of British ceramics. Get more information.  
Featured Articles
Orphan Transferware Patterns and the TCC Assigned Name
Database Discoveries - Contribution #25 July, 2016
by Len Kling

We all like to feel connected to something bigger than ourselves. Few of us have the independence (or the anti-social tendencies) to be comfortable with being awash in the world, without home or anchor, known to few. Consider the case, then, 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. In some ways these poor little tykes irritate us - why isn't there more information available? Read this article.

Pots of Orchids: the Spode Bateman Connection 
by Pam Woolliscroft
Introduction 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 noticng the elements of this story. It is a tale of discovery - an unexpected connection between a Staffordshire pottery and a Staffordshire plantsman.

What is Spode?
Spode was a world famous pottery manufactory from England. It had its roots in the middle of the 1700s and operated until its closure in 2009. In 2013 it remains a worldwide brand as part of the Portmeirion Group. Read this article.  
Information Websites and Blogs Listings!
Oxford Ceramics Group
The objective of the Oxford Ceramics Group is to encourage the study of European pottery and porcelain whilst also exploring their links to other cultures. We aim to provide a forum for collectors, students and enthusiasts to obtain and exchange information. Visit the site.

Caldon and Uttoxeter Canals Trust
On the website of the Caldon and Uttoxeter Canals Trust you will find information about the waterways and about the work of the Trust. Enjoy looking around the site and you will be encouraged to support the work of the Trust by possibly joining them in restoring and preserving the beautiful waterways. Visit the site. 

Find more of the informative resources we've compiled here.
Transferware Collectors Club 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.
Over 60,000 International Visitors Have Enjoyed These Transferware Exhibition Web Sites Co-Sponsored by the TCC!   
Site visits grew by more than 72% in the last year! Visit these three exciting web sites co-sponsored by The Transferware Collectors Club -- Spode Exhibition On LinePatriotic America, and   Printed British Pottery and Porcelain online exhibitions.
Thanks to our Supporters
Thank you to 70 donors for supporting the TCC. Donations help support our research and education programs. Download a list of recent donors.
Database of Patterns & Sources Count
14,567 patterns,
972 sources
now available in the Database of Patterns and Sources.
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Gift Memberships Now Available
Give your favorite transferware enthusiast the gift of a one-year membership to the Transferware Collectors Club! More information. 
 Membership Roster
A Membership List updated in September  2017 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.
 Classified Ads
Members (including dealers) can post classified ads for free.  Ads may be posted in a monthly eNews, at the editor's discretion.
 Results of Auctions and Classified Advertisements on the TCC Website and eNews
four medallion platter
This four-medallion platter
sold for $8,500. Two previously advertised auctions resulted in sales of $7000 and $9500, both significantly over reserve.  
The rare "Chancellor Livingston" soup bowl advertised on the TCC website sold recently.

TCC Dealer Members can advertise up to 5 items for a very nominal price. More information.

Members who are not dealers can post classified advertisements at no cost. More information. 
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 Download the list of our generous 2017-2018 donors. 


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