Love printed pottery?

Interested in patterns, potters,
shapes  & colours?

Welcome to Friends of Blue

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Friends of blue was formed over 40 years ago and offers an opportunity for beginners and experts alike to share their interest in printed pottery. We are always delighted to welcome new members to the group.


Want to know who made what, when, where, why and how? Friends of Blue Bulletins are full of information, illustrations, and  questions, and answers. Join us and start getting your Friends of Blue Bulletin today.


Do you want to know more about transfer printed pottery? Come to our meetings, hear about the potters, see how printing is done, meet other collectors and have a chance to add to your collection. 

New on the website



In the light of current concerns about the coronavirus, this year’s Annual Conference and AGM has been postponed and will not take place on Sunday July 4th.

We hope to reschedule for later in the year, and when further information is available it will be posted here and printed in  the FOB Bulletin.


A new benefit of membership 

Members can contact the webmaster to request login credentials to access a searchable database of
all FOB Bulletins

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It’s easy to join and pay from this website.
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A new resource for researching printed pottery

Recorder News Index

The President of FOB, Dick Henrywood, has just issued a very helpful index to the first 26 issues of his Recorder News.  You can find a copy on his website along with all the copies of  Recorder News – click here

Need help with research?

The Transferware Collectors Club welcomes

applications for the 2021 Paul and Gladys Richards Charitable Foundation Research Grant Program for the study of British Transferware. This wonderful program has so far made 28 grants including to FOB members. Last date to apply is 4 May,  details here

Hansons Bishton Hall Auction Centre
9th April 2021

This specialist ceramic sale includes 100 lots of blue & white including pieces from the Trevor Kentish collection.

You can view the catalogue at


How was underglaze printing done in Staffordshire?

Check out this video clip




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