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Ceramics by Clare Crouchman at Studiopottery.co.uk

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Upcoming events

Ashraf Hanna - Spring Maker in Focus at New Ashgate Gallery 26th April to 7th June, 2014 Focus exhibition of Ashraf Hanna's latest work and most exciting new work.
Tessa Wolfe-Murray Open House at Open House - Tessa Wolfe Murray 3rd - 26th May 2014 Tessa's studio will be open to enjoy her new work and her guests - her wall pieces are excellentOpen  11-6pm all 4 weekends of the May Festival, also the 2 Bank Holiday Mondays 
Reading Contemporary Art Fair at Rivermead Leisure Complex 26th - 27th April 2014 The fair brings together an eclectic mix of over 100 artists, printmakers, photographers, sculptors, ceramicists and selected galleries
Ludlow Spring Fair - ceramics from Alex Allpress at Ludlow Castle 10th - 11th May 2014 Alex Allpress will be there

Recently added Courses

Tim Andrews - 1st - 30th April 2015
Tim will be teaching in April 2015 - exact dates nearer the time or contact Coombe farm studios for more information.
Jill Ford - Ceramic Workshops - Cherub Wall Clock - 12th June 2014 - 30th April 2015
Learn to throw pots under the expert guidance of professional potter Jill Ford. Jill will carefully guide you through all the stages needed to throw a vase or bowl.
Jill Ford - Ceramic Workshops - Green Man Garden Plaque - 1st May 2014 - 30th April 2015
Under the expert guidance of professional potter Jill Ford. Jill will carefully guide you through all the stages needed to create the Green man Garden Plaque
Smoke and Fire - Two-Day Workshop with Claire Ireland - 5th - 6th July 2014
This two day workshop will explore a variety of smoke-firing techniques resulting from the interaction of clay and fire.

Campaign to Save the Wedgwood Museum

The Campaign to Save the Wedgwood Museum received the shocking news that the UNESCO recognised archive of international importance is not held in trust and can be dispersed and sold to meet wholly disproportionate £135m Pension Fund liabilities.

Read the Press release from the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) lawyershere. Stoke-upon-Trent MP Hon. Dr Tristram Hunt MP is meeting with Government Ministers on December 20th to discuss the plight of the Museum.

The Battle continues – continued political lobbying is essential: write to your MP to drive home how important this unique collection is to you.

Campaign leader Alison Wedgwood: “We will begin a fund raising campaign in the new year, asking the government for urgent support, and seeking support from the Art Fund, Heritage Lottery Fund and as many generous philanthropists as we can cajole. This collection is not leaving Staffordshire without a fight!”


Write to you MP, Join our Supporters roll to declare your support and to be kept up to date with the Campaign: help to Save Wedgwood for the Nation.

I was shocked to hear of this disgusting decision – I presume under the existing law the courts had little option!  I have written to my local MP seeking support and would ask that all who read this article do the same – either to their MP or if outside the UK, Direct to the Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. David Cameron.

Please also Join the supporters group above.

Here is a copy of my letter:

Dear Nicholas Soames,
I run a major website for ceramic art, www.studiopottery.co.uk with an audience of some 25000 per month, with several hundred ceramic artist members. I have watched the unfolding saga surrounding the Wedgwood Museum with consternation and sadness. In essence, as I understand it, because a few museum staff were linked with the company the whole of the assets of the museum can be claimed and sold for the benefit of the old group pension scheme deficit. This ‘loophole’ in the law has been confirmed by the court this week. 
The result is that this archive of International importance, recognised by UNESCO can now be split up and sold off to meet the group pension fund liabilities.



http://savewedgwood.blogspot.com/2011/12/decision-collection-can-be-dispersed.html



Destruction of this unique collection and archive, which was always intended to be held in trust for perpetuity would be a National DISGRACE.

Both personally and on behalf of Studiopottery.co.uk we seek your support in finding a way that this unique collection can be saved for the nation and for future generations.



Yours sincerely,

Stephen Dee


Founder and Director
Studiopottery.co.uk


Posted on December 20 2011 under News.