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Ceramics by John Calver at Studiopottery.co.uk

John Calver

Ceramics by Liz Mathews at Studiopottery.co.uk

Liz Mathews

Upcoming events

Made Brighton with ceramic art at St Bartholomew’s 10th December 2016 One day contemporary craft and design fair
Terra 30! Duo Expo: David Roberts & Susanne Silvertant at Terra Delft 10th - 7th December 2016

Recently added Courses

Ceramic Courses at Welbeck run by Rachel Wood - 20th September to 29th November, 2016
All the ceramic courses are suitable for the beginner and more experienced student. (when fully booked consider next block of courses)
Advanced Raku Workshop with John Evans - 9th - 12th June 2017
The ‘Advanced' workshop for those familiar with burnishing and the use of Terra Sig incorporates a wide range of  fuming and smoking techniques (including a pit-fire). Book early Fills up very quickly! (now full at 11/11/16 but worth going on waiting list)
John Evans - Original Alternative Raku Workshop - Sussex - 26th - 29th May 2017
The 'Original' workshop course will include the use of burnishing and terra sigillata to provide the smooth and polished surface ideal for these 'naked clay' techniques. There will be tips on how to make work for successful firing, how to achieve those solid blacks and whites and the use of colour in naked raku.
Beginners’ Hand Building Workshops - Pat Short - 19th November to 25th November, 2017
Beginners courses run throughout the year 

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 ÂŁ134 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 ÂŁ134 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.