|A collection of white ironstone|
I just returned from a wonderful meeting of WICA (White Ironstone China Association) in Dayton, Ohio, where my husband, David Hoexter, gave two lectures (on advertising pottery and calendar plates). I usually like my ceramics with print, but I was so taken with the shapes and glazes of the white ironstone, that I joined the club. Despite the fact that David and I are transferware collectors, we were welcomed with great warmth. We hope to go to next year's meeting in York, Pennsylvania.
|A selection of the auction items in the WICA auction|
I also enjoyed visiting Dayton, Ohio. I have never been there before.
We went to the Dayton Art Institute, where we saw a permanent exhibit of American Historical transferware. This was not really surprising, as lots of transferware was exported to Ohio in the 1820s (and throughout the 19th century).
Patterns were even printed with Ohio views. The patterns below are from the Pattern And Source Print Database of the Transferware Collectors Club.
|"Sandusky" Ohio from the Cities Series, ca. 1825|
|Job & John Jackson (1831-1835) "Sulphur Springs, Delaware, Ohio" 10.75 inch soup plate|
|Enoch Wood & Sons (1818-1846) "Baltimore & Ohio Rail Road" 9 inch plate, ca. 1825|
|Enoch Wood & Sons (1818-1846) "Baltimore & Ohio Rail Road" 10 inch plate, ca. 1825|
|"Chillicothe" Ohio from the Cities Series, ca. 1825|
|Another view of "Chillicothe" Ohio from the Cities Series, ca. 1825|
I also discovered the beautiful gardens and houses in Dayton's Historic Oregon District.
|Pink dogwood and purple lilacs|
I never know where my love of ceramics will lead me.