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News & Features

Classified Wanted
Flowers on Net Trellis

I am looking to buy any items with the patterns Flowers on Net Trellis (TCC#11218); or Net Trellis and Flowers (TCC#2296). Read more.

Please answer to Susan D. Walter at, or call 619 591-8093. (I’m on Pacific Standard time.) Thanks!

Auction Watch
Davida and Irving Shipkowitz collection of children’s ABC ware

September 5, 6, and 7.

One day will include the late Davida and Irving Shipkowitz collection of children’s ABC ware, much of which was published in their book The ABC’s of ABC Ware (2002). A large part of the collection includes a variety of transfer-printed designs on ceramic plates and mugs depicting scenes including animals, games/sports, maxims, sign language, and everything in between. The complete catalog will be posted by approximately August 23 at

Photo of the Month
Middleport Pottery TCC 2015 Meeting/Tour

The Middleport Pottery, one of the few remaining, active, potteries in England, was built in 1888 by Burgess & Leigh Ltd and is located in Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. A memorable tour of the facility was included in our 2015 England meeting. Nineteenth century methods continue to be employed in the 21st century.

Unraveling the Mysteries of Selling One’s Collection at Auction: Two Perspectives

Recording of the lecture will be available in a few days to TCC members.

Thursday, July 18, 2024 at 12PM EDT (Note earlier time)

Title: Unraveling the Mysteries of Selling One’s Collection at Auction: Two Perspectives

Speakers:  Collector Nick Routson and Ceramic Specialist Heather Cline in a discussion/presentation moderated by Leslie Bouterie 


Puzzle of the Month
Looking into the “Woodlawn” Pantry

A wide variety of transferware patterns, and other ceramics, are seen in this view into the dish pantry at “Woodlawn,” the Black family home in Ellsworth, Maine. The house, now a museum, was built between 1824 and 1827 for John and Mary Black and family. Black had come to the Downeast Maine frontier from England in 1798 to oversee the extensive timberland holdings of the Barring Brothers Bank in London.

It is believed most of the ceramics now in the house were collected by Nixon and Charles in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The house opened as a museum in 1929.

Featured Video
British transferware for the Dutch Market, c. 1775-1850

Lecturer: Wytze Stellingwerf, Archaeologist and Specialist of Late and Post-Medieval Material Culture, Archeologie West-Friesland.

Description: Wytze’s lecture explored British ceramics for the Dutch market. As part of this, he also discussed the wreck of the Pieter Anthony which perished in 1822 on the way to Surinam. Watch Video

Feature Books
July Feature Books

The Porcelains of Thomas Wolfe at Stoke upon Trent (Formerly Factory Z) by Field McIntyre

The Spode Blue Room: An Introduction by Michael Escolme

Feature Articles
Feature Articles

Swansea’s Printed Wares: A Re-Assessment, by Jonathan Gray

Founded in 1764, the Swansea (later to be renamed Cambrian) Pottery was in production for more than 100 years before closing in 1870.

Swansea's Cambrian Pottery Public & Private Commemorative Printed Wares, by Arleen and Grahame Tanner

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.

Feature Grant Recipient
July Feature Grant Recipient

2010 Paul and Gladys Richards Foundation Research Grant Program Recipient.

Graeme Cruickshank

Develop an overview of the "Importance of Transferware in the Ceramic Output of European Potteries for the South-East Asian Market." (Download Article)


Pattern of the Month
Water Lily

Shown is a Josiah Wedgwood (1759-2005) platter printed with the Water Lily #01 pattern. This is the original version of the Water Lily pattern, that proved to be too expensive to make. It was replaced in 1811, when Josiah II said that it would be removed from display. He added that the pattern would be reissued in blue with an altered border.

Dishy News
Dishy News

A Transferware Blog by Judie Siddall

Symtoms of a Mechanical Age
"Symptoms of Angling" 7 inch plate by an unknown maker, ca. 1830. The pattern pokes fun at the new mechanization that was part of the Industrial Revolution. Notice that the man is free to read while his machine does the fishing! Read more.

Recorder News 48
Recorder News 48

Expanded to three pages (50% extra free!), and it has several notable items including a rare bottle, covered soap dish, covered jar, two new series of British views, two unusual marks, another fish platter, and more on the elusive John Mayer of Fenton. And to top it all another auction sale for the Spode Greek series.

April 2024