September 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 a minimum of 10 days before the first Saturday of the month. 
There's More Below
There's More Below. We understand that there is a tendency to view the top/beginning of a web site or newsletter, and then to move on, thinking that anything of importance is at the top and the bottom is a waste. It's true we place new or important TCC announcements, transferware news, and events listings at the top, but there is a world of value to the middle and bottom of our eNews. We rotate new entries every month to our regular features, including Featured Books, Featured Articles, and Information Websites and Blogs. So, please, page down and sample our monthly offerings. 
Meeting Preview #2: A Day of Interesting Speakers and Workshops
Saturday, October 20
A Day of Interesting Speakers and Workshops
The importation of British transferware to America is a fascinating topic that will be explored in depth at this year's TCC Annual Meeting. Our Keynote Speaker will be Dr. Neil Ewins, Senior Lecturer in Design History, University of Sunderland, UK, and author of "Supplying the Present Wants of Our Yankee Cousins...": Staffordshire Ceramics and the American Market 1775-1880. Dr. Ewins has spent decades researching the topic and will present two lectures during the meeting. The second lecture will kick off a day of exciting speakers on Saturday. 
We will dine at the Wharf Tavern, a traditional casual New England seafood restaurant on the water. The original wharf and surrounding buildings date back to the mid 1700's, used for rigging merchant and fishing boats. Wharf Tavern was established in 1955 and continues to be a destination for fine food and drink in a seaside atmosphere. Download Meeting Preview #2 with registration information included. 
2018 Meeting in Providence, RI  
October 18-21, 2018

This year's Annual Meeting will focus on the marketing and exportation of transferware from Great Britain to North America. Our Keynote Speaker Dr. Neil Ewins, Senior Lecturer in Design History, University of Sunderland, UK, and author of Supplying the Present Wants of Our Yankee Cousins: Staffordshire Ceramics and the American Market 1775-1880, will be joined by an impressive line-up of experts presenting a wide variety of topics from maritime decoration on printed wares to Chinese export porcelain and its influence on British transferware.  Download brochure and registration form. 
Pattern of the Month

St. Cloud

Shown is a circa 1825 16.5 inch platter from the Fruit and Flower Border Series by Henshall & Co. (1790-1828). Visit the website to learn more information about this pattern .  

Congratulations to Richard Halliday!

Long time TCC member Richard Halliday recently received his PhD from Manchester Metropolitan University. His doctoral research examined the role of the engraver in the transferware process. More information.
New Book
Historical Guide to Advertising Pot Lids  
by R.J. Houghton, J. Layden, P. Taylor  

Advertising pot lids can be found from many countries particularly English-speaking nations and are collected by a dedicated group of enthusiasts across the world. These fascinating transfer-printed ceramic containers often feature inventive designs as well as details of the individuals and companies that sold them. They were used to retail commodities such as tooth paste, cold cream, food pastes, hair preparations, ointments & salves, and a range of other products. The vast majority were originally thrown away after a single use and have been re-discovered over the past 50 years or so from the excavation of former rubbish tips. Get more information.

Printing supported by a TCC Paul and Gladys Richards Charitable Foundation Research Program grant. 

San Francisco Ceramic Circle new Web Site

The San Francisco Ceramic Circle brings together ceramics enthusiasts with people broadly interested in visual arts. Their topics range from earthenware to porcelain, from traditional handcrafts to art studios to industrial production, and from antiquity to the present-everything on view at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, and beyond. They emphasize Europe and North America, but many areas of historic and contemporary ceramics appear in their programs.

As an affiliate of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the SFCC sponsors public lectures at the Gunn Theater of the Legion of Honor. Speakers include curators, academic and independent scholars, artists, and collectors. Topics range from design and technique to social history. Visit the site.
Photo of the Month 
Balancing Jugs
Undated photo of a pottery worker balancing a load of jugs as he transports them to the kiln (?). Click on image for larger version.
Image courtesy of Phil Rowley.


Please submit your favorite transferware related photo (excluding images of actual pottery pieces) to the TCC Web Administrator: 
B ULLETIN TCC 2018 Number 1

Read the issue's featured article Japan Dreams of Egypt: Cairo by William T Copeland and Sons By Kelly Keating. Members, read the entire issue here

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

Click on image for enlarged view.


James Madison's Montpelier Archaeology Expeditions

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


Festival of Bottle Ovens / August & September 2018

Henrywood's Highlights #35 of an Ongoing Series   

Illiad series

A series of classical figure patterns made by G.L. Ashworth & Bros. of Hanley. Most of the figures are derived from Flaxman's illustrations to Homer's Iliad, hence the title adopted here. More information
Auction Watch  

There are no auction listings at this time.
Please contact us if you are offering or know of an upcoming auction with an emphasis on transferware.
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.
Classified Advertisements  

Sold Through Website Classified Advertisement
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:


Featured Books
Tyneside Pottery
by R.C. Bell   

This book includes information on and examples from over 100 potteries located in the northeast of England along the rivers Tyne, Wear and Tees. Get more information.
Manufacturing Processes of Tableware during the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries
by Robert Copeland

This is 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. Get more information. 
Featured Articles
Swansea's Cambrian Pottery Public & Private Commemorative Printed Wares
by Arleen and Grahame Tanner

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. In general terms it seems that public commemorative pieces produced by the Cambrian Pottery tended to be early in date whilst the private commemorative pieces are of a later date. Of course there are exceptions to this. Public commemorative pieces are of major political, social, and royal events whereas private commemorative pieces take into the private lives of ordinary members of society, who they were, and what they did. Read this article.

Swansea's Printed Wares
A Re-assessment 
by Jonathan Gray
This paper is based on two talks presented to the TCC meeting in Baltimore in October 2011. The views expressed are those of the author.
Founded in 1764, the Swansea (later to be renamed Cambrian) Pottery was in production for more than 100 years before closing in 1870. For the majority of this period, certainly the eighty years after 1790, printed wares were to be an important feature of the factor y' s output. Certainly after the production and decoration of Swansea porcelain had ceased in 1824/6, printed wares were the main, and at times, the only output of the firm. Read this article. 
Information Websites and Blogs Listings!
The Wedgwood Society of NSW
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. Members are from all over Australia and from other countries, with most resident in NSW. Visit the site.

Gladstone Pottery Museum
This website gives the history of the Gladstone Pottery. At this museum you can see a fully restored Stoke-on-Trent potbank from the days when coal-burning bottle ovens made the world's finest pottery. Five magnificent, towering bottle ovens in a unique setting, and a stunning industrial museum of the pottery industry showing the story of tiles, sanitaryware, ceramic colours, and all those supporting industries which are essential to a potbank. The most importnat group of buildings in Stoke-on-Trent. Visit their 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
14,934 patterns,
985 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 April  2018 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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