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News & Features

Feature Grant Recipient
Transferware Images of Latin America Made by British Factories (1830-1930): the Case of Argentina

2014 Paul and Gladys Richards Foundation Research Grant Program Recipient. 

Daniel Schavelzon, Ph.D., Buenos Aires, Argentina
Study Title:  Transferware images of Latin America made by British factories (1850-1900):  the case of Argentina Download PDF

All grant applications must be received by May 4 of the year the request is made. Learn more.

Feature Video
ransferware at the End of the World: Archaeology of a 19th Century Shipping Cargo in the Cape Horn Route

Title: Transferware at the End of the World: Archaeology of a 19th Century Shipping Cargo in the Cape Horn Route

Lecturer:  Dolores Elkin. Dr. Elkin is an archaeologist with Argentina's National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET) based at the National Institute of Anthropology.

Pattern of the Month
A Chop House

Shown is a plate made by Herculaneum (1796-1840), ca. 1828-1830. It has a molded border. The pattern, “A Chop House," shows three men enjoying a meal at a chop house (men only). For TCC members, this is pattern #17521 in the TCC Database of Patterns and Sources. The source print for this pattern is included in the entry.

Photo of the Month
A Modern Take on Transfer Printing

Ceramic artist Forrest Middleton, of FLM Ceramics in Petaluma, CA, creates transfer-printed pottery using tissue transfers from silk screened “plates”, applied directly to the thrown or formed pot or tile. For more information, see the FLM website: http://www.flmceramics.com

Puzzle of the Month
Wedgwood “December” Tile Puzzle

Happy Holidays from the Transferware Collectors Club!

Wedgwood 8” x 8” polychrome tile. This charming interior scene pictures a boy, a girl, mistletoe and a Christmas tree. The name of the month, “December,” is printed in the lower right-hand corner of the tile.

Feature Books
December Feature Books

H&R Daniel Earthenwares, by John and Jeannette Simpson, with Brian Smith and Bryan Beardmore

The Illustrated Encyclopedia Of British Willow Ware, by Connie Rogers

Recorder News
Recorder News 44

This time with a predominantly blue issue. We can offer new discoveries, several new items, a new identification, a couple of unusual shapes, and an annoyingly unidentified retailer’s mark.

Minton's Folio Friday
November Minton's Folio Friday

Folio Friday is an opportunity for ceramic enthusiasts to view some of the amazing artwork found within The Minton Archive’s folios. On the first Friday of every month their archive team selects a special piece of artwork from the Minton company catalogue’s Art & Design section and highlights it on this blog. Click and Enjoy!

Dishy News
The Milkmaid on Transferware

Judie says, "One of my favorite transferware patterns is "The Milkmaid." To me it embodies 19th century rural England. Probably more myth than reality. The pattern was popular, and it was made by many factories." Read more on her blog.

Seeking Images
Backstamps of Peter Morton

Attention: Seeking additional images and examples of ceramics produced by Enoch Wood & Sons with the impressed importer's backstamp of Peter Morton, a Hartford, Connecticut, importer of English earthenware.  Two different types of backstamps are found on ceramics retailed by Morton during his time in Hartford, examples of which are illustrated above.  The first reads, "Peter Morton Hartford," and the second, "Peter Morton Importer of Earthenware Connecticut."  Please contact Dan Sousa at dsousa@historic-deerfield.org or Neil Ewins at neil.ewins@sunderland.ac.uk with any information. To see larger image click here.

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