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Ceramics by Rachel Grimshaw at Studiopottery.co.uk

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Upcoming events

Raku Cracking Beautiful - with Tim Andrews at Keramiekcentrum Tiendschuur Tegelen 17th May to 14th September, 2014 With new work from Tim Andrews. Also Sunday, May 25; Demonstration and naked raku firing just by Carla de Vrijer  14 to 16h.
Potter in the window - John Calver at Gallery 1611 1st - 31st May 2014 New work from John Calver
Fireworks Clay studios exhibition - 'Fireworks Now' at Aberystwyth Arts Centre 26th April to 17th August, 2014 New work from 14 members - last stage of touring exhibition curated by Alex McErlain
Midlands Potters Association lecture - at MAC 18th May 2014 to 17th August, 2014 Gabrielle Koch will be giving a lecture about her work to the Midlands Potters Association.

Recently added Courses

Ceramics for Beginners: Wheel Throwing - 30th April to 2nd July, 2014
Open to complete beginners and improvers this course will introduce you to the basic skills of working with the clay on the potters' wheel.
Jill Ford - Ceramic Workshops - Japanese Tea bowl - 10th July 2014 to 2nd July, 2014
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, also hand building a brooch
Inventive Ceramic Projects for the Garden - Claire Ireland - 4th June to 9th July, 2014
A comprehensive introduction into the methods and creative potential of sculptural ceramics. (6 weeks)
Jill Ford - Ceramic Workshops - Green Man Garden Plaque - 1st May 2014 to 9th July, 2014
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

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.