“What’s in Your Collection”: Brown Transferware

brown transferware presented by north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley

What is more Fall inspired than Brown Transferware? As a collector myself, I adore  beautiful brown and white pieces. Here is a little background information on the process of making transferware, in case you are interested in collecting for yourself!

Transferware is a style of ceramics including pottery, dinnerware, and other delicate items. It uses transfer printing, a decorative technique which was developed in England in the mid-18th century, particularly around the Staffordshire region.

brown transferware presented by north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley

The process starts with an engraved copper plate similar to those used for making paper engravings. The plate is used to print the pattern on tissue paper, then the tissue paper transfers the wet ink to the ceramic surface. The ceramic is then fired in a low temperature kiln to fix the pattern. This can be done over or under the glaze, but the underprinting method is more durable. The process produces fine lines similar to the engraved prints in old books. Before transfer printing ceramics were hand painted, a laborious and costly process.

brown and white transferware presented by north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley

The room above is such a lovely and  creative way to display a collection of brown tranferware!

brown transferware presented by north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley

brown transferware presented by north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley

brown transferware presented by north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley

brown transferware presented by north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley

brown transferware presented by north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents brown transferware

brown transferware presented by north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley

 

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2 Responses to “What’s in Your Collection”: Brown Transferware

  1. Franki says:

    Years ago “Martha” did a cover with brown transferware (amethyst crystal) and I coveted that look. I didn’t find brown but I did find a “barn red” (almost brown) set and that “set” the “tone “for our cabin. 🙂 franki

  2. Kathryn says:

    Sounds beautiful Franki!

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