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!

New Members

Work for Sale

Ceramics by David Melville at Studiopottery.co.uk

David Melville

Ceramics by Alan Birchall at Studiopottery.co.uk

Alan Birchall

Upcoming events

Krefeld Potters Market (Keramik in Krefeld) at Krefeld Potters Market 6th - 7th May 2017 Over 100 potters join this market in Germany
Tessa Wolfe_Murray open House/Brighton Festival at Open House - Tessa Wolfe Murray 6th - 29th May 2017 See Tessa Wolfe Murray and her new work (Note: weekends and bank holiday only)
Pots and Plants 2017 at Gregynog Hall 20th - 21st May 2017 high quality studio ceramics, made for use or display in the garden, and unusual plants from specialist nurseries
Made in the Middle 2017 at National Centre for Craft & Design 13th May to 8th July, 2017 touring show. PV: 12 May from 6.00pm Ask for invite.

Recently added Courses

Residential Pottery Courses in France with Sylph Baier - 14th May to 14th October, 2017
It is mainly throwing based and would suit students with some throwing experience but other techniques can also be covered as well as glazing and firing in electric and gas reduction kiln
Jim Malone - 3 Day Throwing Course - 11th - 13th September 2017
Designed for throwers who can throw a bowl and a basic cylinder and would like to get to the next level, revisit already familiar forms and develop them to a higher level.
SVEND BAYER - 3 DAY THROWING LARGE WORKSHOP - 19th - 21st May 2017
ONLY THREE PLACES LEFT........Svend Bayer, one of the leading potters in Britain today (2.04.2017)
Exploring the Surface - La Meridiana - Peter Beard - 9th - 15th July 2017
Creating pattern and texture at different stages in the making process - Peter Beard. Handbuilding and surface decoration. For Beginners and Advanced

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.