Aestheticism on the Dinner Table: The ‘Etching Revival’ and Transferware.

Transferware Worldwide Lecture Series


The Transferware Collectors Club (TCC) is pleased to sponsor an exciting new educational initiative: Transferware Worldwide Lecture Series.                              


In a monthly program of online lectures, experts in the field of ceramics will present scholarly talks on transferware topics to include, history, process, makers, patterns, marketing and distribution, as well as special collections. The lectures, designed to have broad appeal to ceramic enthusiasts worldwide, will be conveniently accessible online via the Zoom format. A unique presentation will be offered monthly. Each session will last one hour in duration and will include time for a lecture followed by Q & A.


On Thursday, November 5, 2020, Jeffrey Ruda will discuss he ‘Etching Revival’ and Transferware.


In 1867-68, French artist Félix Bracquemond etched the transfer prints for Europe’s first table service in a new Japonesque style. The service was a huge critical and commercial success, and was quickly embraced by potters in Staffordshire. The design breakthrough has always been recognized, but not the choice and effect of etched transfer prints instead of engravings. The talk will discuss the scope, look, and meaning of this unconventional medium when etching itself was an art-world fashion.


Non-members are also welcome to view future Transferware Worldwide lectures: simply provide your email address to receive the Zoom links and news and information about future TCC programming.)…



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