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Ceramics by Clare Crouchman at Studiopottery.co.uk

Clare Crouchman

Ceramics by Brian Holland at Studiopottery.co.uk

Brian Holland

Upcoming events

Annual Gardner Medwin Lecture given by Walter Keeler at Bluecoat Display Centre 20th October 2016 Walter Keeler will deliver an illustrated talk about his work - booking essential
Richard Batterham: A Life in Pots at Contemporary Applied Arts 5th October to 5th November, 2016 A retrospective celebrating the work of Richard Batterham marking his 80th year.
Jennifer Lee exhibition at Erskine, Hall & Coe 29th September to 27th October, 2016 This exhibition of new works will present some of the ceramics which Lee made in Japan alongside works made in London.
Boxes at the Box Gallery at Rope Walk Gallery 1st - 30th October 2016 New work from David Wright

Recently added Courses

Wobage: WHEEL-THROWING Taster, Beginners Jeremy Steward - 18th September 2016
Taster course: Sunday 18th September 2016 from 10.30am - 1.30pm
Evening Classes at Wobage - Jeremy Steward and Patia Davis - 5th September to 15th December, 2016
Jeremy Steward and Patia Davis- These 10/11 week courses, predominantly in thrown ceramics are suitable for beginners, intermediate and advanced makers.
Wood and Ash - Steve Booton in France - 28th May to 4th June, 2016
This course is designed to appeal to makers who want to improve their throwing skills with intensive throwing sessions
CERAMICS MASTERCLASS - James Oughtibridge - 9th July 2016 to 4th June, 2016
Masterclass with James Oughtibridge. 10.00am to 4.00pm on Saturday 9 July only

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.