Transfer What? Transferware: A Hands-On Workshop

Event Info
Connelly Foundation Community Education Center
Historic Landmark Building
Registration
General Public
$25
Individual Members
$10
Artist/maker unknown, Chinese, for export to the American market, " Cup and saucer showing the Philadelphia Waterworks" (1825). Hard-paste porcelain with cobalt underglaze, decoration, and gilt. Cup: 2 5/8 x 4 3/8 x 3 5/8 in.; saucer: 1 1/8 x 5 1/2 in. | Image: Philadelphia Museum of Art

Transfer printing was the medium of choice during the 19th century and artists used the print technique to decorate plates, bowls, teapots, and vases in order to spread imagery and patterns around the globe.

Learn more about this popular technique with a gallery walkthrough of transferware currently on view with Curator of Historical American Art, Dr. Anna O. Marley and Curator of Artistic Programs at the Clay Studio, Jennifer Zwilling.

After the tour, learn to make your own transferware plate inspired by the exhibition. Each guest will take home their fired plate after the workshop has concluded.

Artist/maker unknown, Chinese, for export to the American market, " Cup and saucer showing the Philadelphia Waterworks" (1825). Hard-paste porcelain with cobalt underglaze, decoration, and gilt. Cup: 2 5/8 x 4 3/8 x 3 5/8 in.; saucer: 1 1/8 x 5 1/2 in. | Image: Philadelphia Museum of Art.