A quick update on what I've been doing lately. Firstly, thanks to Donald H Ryan for the photos below of two original copper transfer plates in the collection of John Wesley's Chapel, The New Room, Bristol. It is very exciting to see these rare survivors. See the Scott page for photos of the plaques produced from the plates below.
These photos inspired me to do a long needed tidy up of the John Wesley page. (The Adam Clarke page still needs some work.) I've also recently added Cruickshank's original prints to The Bottle page. And I've appended prints from his second series 'The Drunkard's Children'.
This website is likely to progress at a slightly slower pace. But please do continue to keep in touch, and send in images of unlisted plaques, or bits of information about north eastern potteries.
Stephen Smith lives in London, and is always happy to hear from other collectors. If you have an interesting collection of plaques, and are based in the UK, he will photograph them for you. Free advice given regarding selling and dispersal of a collection, or to those wishing to start one. Just get in touch...
This website is indebted to collectors, dealers and enthusiasts who have shared their knowledge or photos. In particular: Ian Holmes, Stephen Duckworth, Dick Henrywood, Norman Lowe, Keith Lovell, Donald H Ryan, Harold Crowder, Jack and Joyce Cockerill, Myrna Schkolne, Elinor Penna, Ian Sharp, Shauna Gregg at the Sunderland Museum, Keith Bell, Martyn Edgell, and Liz Denton.