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 Catherine Portal at Studiopottery.co.uk

Catherine Portal

Ceramics by Prue Cooper at Studiopottery.co.uk

Prue Cooper

Upcoming events

Wirral Potters at Christmas at Heswall Library 29th November to 13th December, 2014 An annual exhibition by the members of Wirral Potters
Christmas Mixed Exhibition with ceramic art at Zimmer Stewart Gallery 6th - 24th December 2014 Christmas Mixed Exhibition with paintings, prints, ceramics and sculpture by a selection of gallery artists plus a selection of works by Sir Terry Frost, RA.
London Potters Annual Exhibition of Ceramics at Morley Gallery 2nd - 16th December 2014 Excellent show of work from around 90 members from London Potters. Well worth a visit. (PV: 1 December from 6pm to 8.00pm)
Ahead of the Curve: new china from China - Bristol at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery 13th December to 1st March, 2015 Contemporary ceramic and glass from emerging and established Chinese artists. 

Recently added Courses

Glaze making and surface explorations: Jim Robison - 24th - 29th May 2015
Informative lectures followed by practical experience of mixing raw materials into slips and glazes.
Plaster Model/Mould Making For Slip Cast Ceramics with Ed Bentley - 4th - 6th February 2015
These three day residential courses help craft potters, students or anyone wishing to develop their skills in plaster mould making for slip-cast ceramics.   All are welcome to attend, regardless of current skill level and background. 
Brian Dickenson - throwing workshop - 18th October 2014 - 6th February 2015
Basic & intermediate throwing workshop
Evening Classes at Wobage - Jeremy Steward, Patia Davis & Ana Simmons - 5th January to 9th March, 2015
Jeremy Steward, Patia Davis & Ana Simmons - These 10 week courses, predominantly in thrown ceramics are suitable for beginners, intermediate and advanced makers. (Now **Monday evenings too!)

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.