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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. 

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

September 30th


Hansons Auctioneers has announced a special Spode ceramics sale. This single-owner collection is predominantly of Spode blue-printed earthenware, but also includes porcelain, creamware and Stone China examples. The collection features nearly complete Caramanian and Indian Sporting dinner services, including many rare shapes such as tureens, jugs, asparagus server and knife rests.  Dr Richard Halliday,  for further details at [email protected]


You can view the catalogue by clicking here


If you know of auctions that would interest FOB members let us know.

How was underglaze printing done in Staffordshire?

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