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The Distin Family – Research of a Moulded Relief Jug

Early in 2014 Warren Macy asked me if I knew anything about the figure which appears on the relief moulded jug pictured below: At that time I didn't know much about it, so I couldn't be of help to him. Several months later at the FBICC annual auction, the jug was offered and I bought it. It had been classified for auction as a Musician figural jug and was subsequently entered as such into the FBICC Pattern Identification Database. In my search for information, I looked in two of my reference books on...


About the Flowing Process – George Wells

A lot has been written about the production of flow blue and mulberry china, but when potters and collectors attempt to explain the actual science of such processes, misinformation is often the result.  In my opinion, the question of how flow blue and mulberry decorations were made to flow has never been adequately answered.  While a fairly good selection of accounts describing exactly what was done may be found, particularly little is offered in explanation of why the apparently magical flow-producing steps worked. Although the potter’s “art” or...


eBay vs. the Convention – George Wells

You might get a sense that while the world turns and things change, our Club just keeps plodding along with blinders on. Not So! In fact, we carefully monitor the various market venues which compete on one level or another with our Convention, and you might be surprised with what we’ve found! It is no secret that EBAY has changed the complexion of the collectables market. Buyers who previously had to travel in order to find "material" now enjoy shopping in front of their home computers. Judging from the declining participation seen...