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Ceramics by Mary Kershaw at Studiopottery.co.uk

Mary Kershaw

Ceramics by Tony Foard at Studiopottery.co.uk

Tony Foard

Upcoming events

Jo Taylor at Multiplied Art Fair at Christie's South Kensington 16th - 18th October 2015 Jo Taylor - New works will be on show with Rabley Contemporary at the Multiplied Art Fair
The Prince’s Trust Art Auction at Bath at Assembly Rooms, Bath Evening of Art 8th October 2015 - 18th October 2015 On line auction with Evening of Art dinner for 200 guests. A piece of Jo Taylors work is being auctioned.
Handmade at Kew at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew 8th - 11th October 2015 Over 150 extraordinary designer-makers will showcase work across all disciplines including ceramics.
FEATURED POTTERS: Petra Bittl & Akiko Hirai at Bevere Gallery 31st October to 29th December, 2015 Petra Bittl & Akiko Hirai - New to the Gallery - Robert Cooper & Charlotte Stockley

Recently added Courses

Workshop led by Sarah Purvey, Claire Loder or Amanda Duggan - 10th - 17th September 2015
Clay hand building workshop:  2 Thursdays in September 2015
Intermediate Throwing Summer School(RKD 318) with Emma Johnstone - 10th - 14th August 2015
This is a fun practical course, which aims to further enhance your understanding and aptitude of throwing on the wheel. 
The Art & Craft of Throwing - A Base to Build From' Jim Malone - 20th - 24th July 2015
 A 5 day throwing course led by world renowned potter, Jim Malone.
Saturday Workshops led by Sarah Purvey, Claire Loder or Amanda Duggan - 5th - 26th September 2015
Clay hand building workshop. Saturday morning course

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.


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

Posted on December 20 2011 under News.