While collecting I always felt a sense of obligation to leave something behind for those following. For collectors a point of reference and the unfamiliar a source of introduction. While not big or fancy this website is that "something".
While there was relatively little information to be found on the subject when I started collecting (and which is still the case today for the most part) there was one wonderful exception - J.K. Crellin's wonderful book entitled "Medical Ceramics in the Welcome Institute". Not enough positive things can be said about the book influence over what I collected.
My introduction to the world of ceramic feeders came when shown an odd looking blue & white transfer-printed spouted cup of my grandmothers that she used when young. While the event didn't trigger instant collecting it obviously opened some type of door.
The website's initial concept was to be continually updated with pictures of other's collections. This unfortunately proved wishful thinking on my part and after multiple unsuccessful attempts and inquiries I stopped asking.
It is my hope that a new generation of collectors emerges also interested in these beautiful items, the caring for them and the telling of their stories and that this website played a small role in that.
Best - TheFeederGuy