Welcome - This is a Social Enterprise Business It aims to help potters and ceramic artists to become better known, to sell their work, to fill their courses and to provide a window into this fantastic world of 3D art!

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Ceramics by Liz Mathews at Studiopottery.co.uk

Liz Mathews

Ceramics by Linda Southwell at Studiopottery.co.uk

Linda Southwell

Upcoming events

Garden Gallery summer Exhibition at Garden Gallery 14th May to 9th July, 2016 Includes work by Patricia Volk
Stamford Pottery Market at Stamford Arts Centre 1st - 2nd May 2016 Pottery market with over 20 local potters.
Garden Sculpture Exhibition 2016 at Old Chapel Gallery 1st May to 30th September, 2016 An ever changing collection of unique sculptures, including by Simon Griffiths. Drinks from 11.00 on 1 May.
Hungry Bowl Lunch 3 at Trinity Centre 7th May 2016 to 30th September, 2016 Charity lunch - includes a bowl by a potter, including many well known makers

Recently added Courses

Course 1: Throwing - Taking it to the next level - John Stroomer in England - 18th - 22nd July 2016
A five day course run by John Stroomer for participants - beginner to advanced.
SALT GLAZE COURSE IN FRANCE WITH RICHARD DEWAR - 24th June to 2nd July, 2016
special saltglazecourse with Richard Dewar
Course 2 'Throwing - Taking it to the Next level' with John Stroomer in England - 1st - 5th August 2016
A course designed for both beginners and the more experienced who wish to take their skills to another level. 
BONE CHINA & MOULD MAKING COURSES 2016 - 2nd May to 24th September, 2016
Two different types of courses are offered over five and a half days - the general introductory course and an advanced course. Both of which are held in a working studio and are limited to 4 students maximum to allow for personal tuition.

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.