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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Work for Sale

Ceramics by Ursula Waechter at Studiopottery.co.uk

Ursula Waechter

Ceramics by Juliet Walters at Studiopottery.co.uk

Juliet Walters

Upcoming events

North Yorkshire Open Studios at North Yorkshire Open Studios 6th - 14th June 2015 A wide range of open studios around York and North Yorkshire - specific days only - see below see website for more details and for members see their profile pages. 
Sasha Wardell ceramics at Galerie Terra Viva 7th June to 30th July, 2015 With Jean-François Fouilhoux, Charlotte Jones, Sasha Wardelland Brigitte Long
The Summer Exhibition with ceramic art at Sea Pictures Gallery 11th June to 14th August, 2015 Our Summer Exhibition will focus on images of our region from a variety of artists.
Pottery masterclass: Mia Sarosi at Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology 9th June 2015 to 14th August, 2015 Working With Clay: Talk and Demonstration by Mia Sarosi

Recently added Courses

Clay Figure Sculpture with Karin Hessenberg - 7th - 10th July 2015
A four day course modelling the nude figure from life.
Colin Jones, The Vinegar Hill Pottery - One day Pottery Course - 11th July 2015 - 10th July 2015
This is the perfect course for people who have always wanted to try their hand at making pots on the potter's wheel. 
With John Stroomer - Taking it to the next level - 27th - 31st July 2015
A five day course run by John Stroomer for participants - beginner to advanced.
Ceramic Workshop with Claire Ireland - 21st June 2015 - 31st July 2015
Drawing on Clay  - to compliment the Ashmolean Museum's major exhibition

Save the Wedgwood Museum Campaign

The award winning Wedgwood Museum Collection in Stoke on Trent is facing the threat of forced sale to pay for the £134 million pension liability of the Wedgwood Group Pension Fund which arose from the insolvency of Waterford Wedgwood in 2009.

Legislation introduced initially in 2005 and amended in April 2008 has led to the museum entering into administration and legally defending the position of its collection as one that is held in a Trust and therefore a Permanent Functional Endowment.  The new law had the laudable objective of preventing companies from fraudulent transference and misuse of pension funds. It was not intended to cause the break-up of nationally important, unique historical and cultural collections.

The Museum and its collection are being held responsible for the £134 million deficit of the Wedgwood Group Pension Fund simply because five of the museum’s staff are among the Pension Fund’s 7,000 members. The Museum is still fully open pending direction from a Judge to the Administrator to determine whether the prize winning collection can be sold off to pay the pension creditors. The long-awaited court hearing will commence on Tuesday 13thSeptember at: Court 6, Birmingham Civil Justice Centre, Priory Courts, 33 Bull Street, B4 6DS, before His Honour Judge Purle QC

The public gallery will be open.

We will update the website and news blog once a decision is made.

http://www.savewedgwood.org

http://savewedgwood.blogspot.com/

The work of supporters in writing to their MPs and raising the issue in other ways has been immensely helpful in publicising the Museum’s plight – we wish the Museum’s legal team all the very best.


Posted on September 12 2011 under News.