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Ceramics by Alvin F. Irving at Studiopottery.co.uk

Alvin F. Irving

Ceramics by Laura De Benedetti at Studiopottery.co.uk

Laura De Benedetti

Upcoming events

Collect 2017 at Saatchi Gallery 2nd - 6th February 2017 The International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects brings together the world's finest galleries representing exceptional work of museum-quality from their portfolio of artists. 
2017 FEBRUARY FOCUS at Bevere Gallery 3rd February to 1st March, 2017 Featured potters - Jack Doherty, Jade Crompton, Scott Wilson
Spring Show - ceramics from Emily-Kriste Wilcox at Porthminster Gallery 11th February to 18th March, 2017 Mixed show with ceramics
Stalwarts - ceramic art at Bluecoat Display Centre 4th February to 18th March, 2017 Presents ceramic artists John Leach, John Ward, David & Margaret Frith, Emily Myers, Duncan Ross and Gabriele Koch

Recently added Courses

LeachPottery: Evening Class: HANDBUILDING with Clay - 19th January to 4th May, 2017
This is a great opportunity for adults beginners and improvers to develop new making skills
2017 CERAMICS Glaze COURSE - Jim Robison - 9th - 14th April 2017
Glaze technology based on use of raw materials will be explained, along with practical sessions in Mixing glazes, Methods of  application and Firing cycles. 
2-day - Wheel-Throwing Stoneware, Beginners - Jeremy Steward - 6th - 7th July 2017
This intensive 2 day course is aimed specifically at beginners who have done little or no wheel-throwing before. 
2017: 5 day CERAMIC COURSE - Jim Robison - 30th July to 4th August, 2017
The focus is on hand-building, looking at ceramic forms and surface textures.   A whole range of work will be possible,  including Slab ware, Extrusions, and Throwing

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.