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16,415 patterns, 1,052 sources now available in the Database Patterns and Sources.
July eNews 2020
Dear Transferware Enthusiasts:
We're pleased to send you this edition of our eNewsletter to give you the latest club news 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; email the TCC Web Content Administrator .
2020 Annual Meeting
At the Board's recent Spring meeting conference call, it was determined to host an online Virtual Annual Meeting in October 2020. Specific date and other information will be announced once plans are confirmed.

Hansons Auctioneers will feature 150 lots of blue and white transferware from the Arthur and Julia Roberts collection on the 29th and 30th of July. The entire collection consists of in excess of 500 pieces and covers the period of 1780-1840 across most genres; chinoiserie, rural scenes, florals, armorials and more. Most factories all well represented as are the shapes with plates, mugs, jugs, platters, drainers, tureens, tea wares, child's wares making up an incredible collection. The catalogue availability date is approximate July 10. Link to auction.
Database Discoveries #27 - India for Transferware Collectors
Author  Michael Sack  describes sites depicted on transferware from the recent tour by 13 transferware enthusiasts to India. The group visited a number of sites that were painted by British artists in the 18th and early 19th century and subsequently incorporated as views on transferware. Images of the pottery, source prints, and locations as they appear today are included. Enjoy!

Spode 250th Anniversary
Recent article in Country Life shows how Spode went from local ceramics manufacturer to global fame and household name. This year, Spode celebrates its 250th anniversary. Matthew Dennison tells the story of how this English ceramics manufacturer, still based in the Potteries.

Recorder News Issue 25, July 2020
A warm welcome to yet another Recorder News, Issue 25 so our silver jubilee and a very special bumper issue to treat you all, double the usual size. The auction houses have leapt back into action following the coronavirus lockdown, and there are several interesting results. Are prices beginning to recover just a little bit? We also have news of an unrecorded manufacturer, several new items, new shapes, new images, and yet another interesting retailer’s mark. Will it ever stop?!

Winterthur Announces July Virtual Trivia Nights
Winterthur is initiating a series of virtual trivia nights designed for fun and welcoming to all, from novice to specialist. Of particular interest to transferware enthusiasts, Senior Curator of Ceramics & Glass  Leslie Grigsby  will host a night of Stunning Ceramics on  July 9 . Not to be missed! 

Trouchet's Pot Lid
Shown is a 2 inch pot lid made for the Australian Market. It is pattern #5184 in the TCC database. This printed lid was used by Trouchet until 1928 when the cost of printing became prohibitive. This caused Trouchet to use plain pots with adhesive labels.

Members only:  for more information about this pattern and to see other similar patterns, search the  Pattern and Source Print Database.
Stylized Fanciful Turkey #02
This is a 6 inch tile with the maker, Josiah Wedgwood's name in raised letters on the back. It is dated c. 1870-1900. This is such an imaginative pattern in shades of blue and white that once you think it looks like a turkey, it can't be anything else! No reference has been found; therefore, it has a TCC Assigned Name. It is pattern #18281. There is a link to Stylized Fanciful Turkey #01 that has another way to use the idea behind the design.

In this design, there are four motifs placed so that the tails fan out toward the center. This pattern begs for completion on the sides and corners by grouping it with other like tiles for a display. A diagonal group such as seen here places the lower turkey images upright as well as forming a new secondary pattern of a large leafy flower with the leaves from the corners. One can also see the now complete strings of 3 small flowers that were cut off at the sides of the pattern.

Minton Stoke Robey Steam Engine
The Minton Stoke Robey steam engine, transported to and restored at Cheddleton Flint Mill. To view more images encompassing numerous topics, visit the TCC Website   Image Gallery. See past Photos of the Month.
Bulletin TCC 2020 Number 1
Download/read this issue's feature article (all site visitors):  Transferware used at Cambridge Colleges.  Members, read the entire issue   here .
The TCC Bulletin Index -- incorporating listings of articles from the Fall 1999 issue through to the most recent issue. A rich resource! 

by Cruickshank, Graeme

For most of the 19th century, millions upon millions of items of transfer-printed earthenware made in British factories were exported to virtually every corner of the planet. In terms of sheer bulk, probably the country which imported more than any other was the United States. There were a number of other ‘hot spots’ around the world, though only recently has it become clear that one of these regions was South-East Asia. Read the article.
by Tanner, Arleen and Grahame

Very little has been written about the commemorative ware of the Cambrian Pottery, Swansea; the most informative lecture and subsequent paper was by P.D.Pryce in 1972. His remit, however, was much larger as he covered the commemorative ware of the Cambrian Pottery, the Glamorgan Pottery, Swansea and the South Wales Pottery at Llanelly. Read this article.
by Terry and Pam Wooliscroft

Note about the book: In 1978 Gladstone Pottery Museum in Stoke-on-Trent had the audacious idea of firing a potters' bottle oven, with coal, for the very last time. This traditional way of firing pottery had ended in the early 1960s with the introduction of the Clean Air Act. Before all the knowledge and skills of firing a bottle oven were consigned to history the museum embarked on a project which proved to be an enormous undertaking, massively complex and tremendously daunting. More info.
by Copeland, Robert

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 info.
The Tea Leaf Club is dedicated to the study and collection of Tea Leaf Ironstone China and its Variants, produced in England and America from the mid-19th century through the early 1900s. The Club boasts hundreds of members from almost every state in the union, as well as from Canada, who collect, study, love, and appreciate the simple beauty and endurance of Tea Leaf Ironstone China. Link to site.
The Wedgwood Society of New South Wales is an appreciation group interested in the products of Josiah Wedgwood, FRS (1730–1795) and his successors to the present day. 
They are based in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Our members are from all over Australia and from other countries, with most resident in NSW. 

They publish a newsletter for members,  The Medallion , and hold meetings, usually every second month, for lectures or discussions about various aspects of Wedgwood and Wedgwood collecting. New members are most welcome.  Link to site.
Find more of the informative resources we've compiled  here.
More About Transferware Collectors Club

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.

The Database Needs Editors 
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New Database Discoveries Articles Needed  
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