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Ceramics by Andrew Hazelden at Studiopottery.co.uk

Andrew Hazelden

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Upcoming events

Rising Stars 2014 at Milton Keynes Arts Centre 25th April to 31st May, 2014 Over 30 up and coming artists including ceramicists. Preview: Friday 25th of April 6:00 to 8:00pm, All welcome
Echoes in the Memory: includes ceramic art at Garden Gallery 11th May to 20th July, 2014 mostly outside in the garden, mixed sculpture with ceramics
MAY FOCUS - FEATURED POTTERS at Bevere Gallery 2nd May to 3rd June, 2014 New work from- Jill Fanshawe-Kato & Lara Scobie New Maker to the Gallery- Mandy Parslow
The New Georgians - with sculpture from Jo Taylor at Orleans House Gallery 3rd May to 27th July, 2014 New sculpture "Trilogy II" from Jo Taylor

Recently added Courses

Jill Ford - Ceramic Workshops - Japanese Tea bowl - 10th 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
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 - Hang on the wall Flower vase - 29th May 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.
Jill Ford - Ceramic Workshops - Green Man Garden Plaque - 1st May 2014 to 2nd 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

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.