In the Flow Blue International Collectors’ Club we are enthusiastic about our flow blue and mulberry china. Education is an important part of our mission. We are fortunate to count among our current and past members the experts in the field. These individuals have spent countless hours researching, photographing, and otherwise documenting our beloved china. The fruits of their labors have been the publishing of a number of books beginning with the three volume set by Petra Williams. Her set of books, published in the 70’s, is still considered to be the bible of flow blue and mulberry collecting. The following is a list of publications by our members, many featuring the amazing collections of our membership. It will provide you with an invaluable library to enhance your collecting and enjoyment of flow blue and mulberry china.
Mary Frank Gaston, The Collector’s Encyclopedia of Flow Blue China (1987), and Collector’s Encyclopedia of Flow Blue China: Second Series, (1994), Collector Books.
Ellen R. Hill, Mulberry Ironstone, Flow Blue’s Best Little Secret, 1993, Mulberry Hill Publishers.
Norma Jean Hoener, Flow Blue China: Additional Patterns and New Information, 1996, Flow Blue International Collectors’ Club
Jan Kobach and Sharon Glendenning, Flow Blue and Mulberry Handbooks, I, II, III, 2002,Kobach and Glendenning Publishers.
Arnold and Dorothy Kowalsky, Encyclopedia of Marks, 1780-1980, (1990) Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
Lorraine Punchard, Playtime Dishes (1978), Child’s Play (1982), Playtime Pottery and Porcelain from the United Kingdom and the United States (1996), NS 200 Years of Playtime Pottery and Porcelain (2003). Schiffer Publishing Ltd.
Connie Rogers, The Illustrated Encyclopedia of British Willow Ware (2004). Schiffer Publishing Ltd.
Jeffrey B. Snyder, Flow Blue: A Collector’s Guide to Pattern, History, and Values (1992); Historic Flow Blue (1994), Fascinating Flow Blue (1997), Romantic Staffordshire Ceramics (1997) and Flow Blue: A Closer Look (2000). Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
William H. Van Buskirk, Late Victorian Flow Blue and Other Ceramic Wares: A Selected History of Potteries and Shapes (2002), Schiffer Publishing Ltd.
Petra Williams, Flow Blue China: An Aid to Identification (1971), Flow Blue China II (1973), Flow Blue China and Mulberry Ware: Similarity and Value Guide (1975), Staffordshire Romantic Transfer Patterns (1978), and Staffordshire II (1986). Fountain House East.
In addition, a number of our members have published smaller works such as articles in antique magazines, trade journals, and our club newsletter, The Blue Berry Notes, which is available only to members. Join now and keep abreast of the latest works by our members.