The next DCC Seminar  is scheduled for Sat/Sun 29/30 September 2018
The Seminar fee of £35 includes refreshments and lunch in the hotel dining room.
The books shown below will be on sale, and it is intended that the new Pocket Guide to identifying Daniel wares will be launched at the Seminar.
 Contact us for details.

9.00 Registration and refreshments
AGM closes
Seminar begins
Susan Pickett “Flowers on Daniel Wares”  - highlights the superb quality of painting of botanical specimens
11.30 Break – view the display and sales table, and try your luck at the tombola.
11.45 John Bradstreet “How the Daniels mixed shapes on Pattern 3859” - they created services decorated in a single pattern but utilising different shapes
12.05 Discussion session – your chance to shape future Seminars.
Lunch (included) – served in hotel dining room.
John Democratis “What do you have to do to establish a great potworks?” the challenges faced by manufacturers setting up business in the Potteries
Break – view the display and sales table, and try your luck at the tombola.
– Bryan Beardmore will speak on the First and Second Bell, and Mary Talbot shapes. These shapes are also the theme for the members display.
Break for refreshments
John Simpson “In Search of Mary Talbot”  which turned up some groundbreaking new information on Daniel shapes
5.10 -
Presentation of the Daniel Challenge Cup
Close – Sales table to remain active till 6.00 pm

Ornamental coverNew Daniel Ornamental Book
By Brian Smith

ISBN: 978-1-5272-1013-4

Brian Smith’s new book Identifying Daniel Ornamental Wares was published in July 2017 in a limited edition of 150 copies. The A4 size book with laminated covers, which has 291 pages with over 620 colour illustrations, has been eagerly awaited not only by collectors of Daniel’s ornamental pieces but also by everyone with an interest in the wide range of items produced by the Daniel manufactories.

The only previous work on the topic, Michael Berthoud’s Daniel Ornamental Wares, was a 30 page Bulletin, dating from 2002. Valuable as that ground-breaking work was, it has long been out of print and copies are hard to come by. This far more substantial new work illustrates all 26 loose pages from the only known surviving ornamental Daniel pattern book found at the V&A Museum and includes a wealth of new information, illustrating many 'as-made' examples of vases, scent bottles, ewers, jars, standishes, and pen trays that have been identified over the last 15 years. It is a ‘must-have’ item for Daniel collectors.

The book will be available to purchase at the Seminar but you can also order a copy direct from Brian at £36, plus £4 UK postage – overseas buyers please enquire for postage rates. The books are despatched in purpose-made protective boxes. You can contact Brian through this website – just click here.

ABCs of ABC WareH&R Daniel Earthenwares - POST FREE SPECIAL OFFER
By John and Jeannette Simpson, Brian Smith and Bryan Beardmore

The reputation of Henry and Richard Daniel is based on their glorious porcelain but, in spite of its importance to the commercial success of the company, little has been written about their huge production of earthenware. Signposts to Daniel earthenwares were provided in the pioneering works of Geoffrey Godden and Michael Berthoud, but few have followed that path until now. This is the first book to attempt a comprehensive survey of the various shapes and patterns produced in earthenware by H&R Daniel and to differentiate them from other contemporary manufacturers such as Thomas Dimmock & Co, to whom they are frequently attributed.

Brian Smith and Bryan Beardmore have between them over fifty years experience in identifying and collecting Daniel, and are co-authors of the most recent work on Daniel porcelain tablewares.  John and Jeannette Simpson had considerable experience as technical authors before being drawn into the ceramics world, and since 2010 have been editors of the Journal of the Daniel Ceramic Circle.

Foreword by Geoffrey A Godden

Published in a limited edition of 200 copies by the Daniel Ceramic Circle with the generous support of the Transferware Collectors Club through the Paul and Gladys Richards Charitable Foundation Research Program.

134 pages, paperback, printed in full colour throughout.
ISBN: 978-0-9562391-2-9

Price £25 post free within UK - overseas buyers please enquire. To order this book please download the order form

Current members of the DCC and related ceramic societies (TCC, NCS, Spode Society, Masons Collectors Club, Friends of Blue etc) qualify for an additional discount - please contact us for details


As the work of H & R Daniel is rarely marked as such, much mistaken and confusing information is circulated, with Daniel items being wrongly described as Coalport, Rockingham, Ridgway etc, as well as pieces by Yates and other contemporary manufacturers being attributed to Daniel.

Through the DCC you can contact specialists with a wealth of experience who are always generous with their knowledge and expertise. If you are uncertain about a piece of porcelain or earthenware we will do our best to help you identify it.

Just email a picture to the Committee, showing both the front and back/underside, with any marks or pattern numbers clearly visible. Please also provide a description of any features that might not be obvious from the photograph.

SEMINAR 2013  Click here to see a Gallery of pictures from the Seminar