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2019 Paul and Gladys Richards Charitable Foundation Research Grant Recipient

2019 TCC Research Grant Recipients

The Transferware Collectors Club, a US-based international non-profit organization dedicated to the study of British transfer-printed ceramics, is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 Paul and Gladys Richards Charitable Foundation Research Grants for the study of British Transferware. Grants totaling more than $13,000 US will be distributed to recipients from four countries:

Tania Manuel Casimiro, Portugal
Project Title: British Transferware in 18th and 19th Century Portugal – An Archaeological Perspective
Abstract: A systematic analysis of 18th and 19th century British transfer-printed wares exported to Portugal.  The analysis will include:  identification of shards from four excavation sites selected by location and social importance; development of a distribution and consumption model of the wares; study of the socioeconomic importance of the wares and their importance in Portuguese domestic life; and determination of how the wares influenced the production of Portuguese transferware.
Contribution to the field of transferware studies: Provide a comprehensive study of British transfer-printed wares exported to Portugal that will provide a base of knowledge from which further studies can be conducted.
Sandra Guillermo, Argentina
Project Title: A Systematic Study to Understand Fashion and Consumer Tastes for British Transferware Patterns Printed on Table and Toilet Services in 19th century Homes in Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Abstract: A study of British transferware found in Buenos Aires museums and archaeological collections to identify the patterns and shapes used for various purposes in the 19th century homes of Buenos Aires.  The objective of this work is to gain a better understanding of consumer tastes and to determine whether or not they paralleled European cycles of fashion.
Contribution to the field of transferware studies: The research will expand the knowledge of British transferwares exported to the Buenos Aires area of South America, the potteries that produced and marketed them, and how the wares were used.     

George Haggarty, Scotland
Project Title: A Catalog of Transfer-printed Pottery Produced by Scotland’s East Coast Potteries Prior to 1850
Abstract: To produce a catalog of transfer-printed wares produced by Scottish potteries referred to as the east coast potteries located along the Forth River that exported their wares primarily to Europe.  This catalog will concentrate on the identification of patterns found on shards excavated or recovered from seven production sites and locating and photographing extant examples.  It will include short histories of the relevant potteries.
Contribution to the field of transferware studies: Cataloging transfer-printed wares produced by Scotland’s east coast potteries is expected to discover unknown or rare examples of transferware and/or assist in dating shapes and patterns based on the acquisition dates. Download PDF.

Scott Hanson, USA
Project Title: Travel Stipends for the 2019 TCC Annual Meeting
Abstract: To provide funds to offset the expenses of two well-known individuals in the field of British transferware who will be invited to speak at the 2019 TCC Annual Meeting. These speakers will provide their lectures for publication on the TCC website for all members to enjoy. 
Contribution to the field of transferware studies: Published papers advance the understanding of specific areas of transferware.