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 Brian Holland at Studiopottery.co.uk

Brian Holland

Ceramics by Liz Mathews at Studiopottery.co.uk

Liz Mathews

Upcoming events

Ceramics Ireland International Festival 2014 at Grennan Mill 5th - 7th September 2014 3 day event - demonstrations etc/ international Ceramicists include: Shozo Michikawa, Japan; Grainne Watts, Ireland, Sergei Isupov, Russia/USA; Lisa Hammond, UK, Neil Read, Ireland
Brighton Art Fair - includes ceramics at Corn Exchange 25th - 28th September 2014 It brings together about 130 of the most talented national painters, printmakers, photographers and sculptors along with artist groups and Sussex based galleries.
Vivace with ceramic art at Gravelly Barn Gallery 19th - 21st September 2014 Art inspired by music - includes new ceramic art from Carolyn Genders
Stephen Murfitt - ceramics in Ely at Old Fire Engine House, The 5th - 28th September 2014 New work from this master ceramicist, Stephen Murfitt

Recently added Courses

Exploring porcelain - throwing and hand-building:Jack Doherty - 20th - 23rd November 2014
Develop dynamic porcelain forms or containers by learning how to understand and exploit the intrinsic plastic quality of porcelain. 
Make ceramic spoons. Claire Ireland - 14th December 2014 - 23rd November 2014
Learn how to make ceramic spoons using hand building and surface decoration techniques.
Expressing Essence in Ceramic Form - Antonia Salmon - 9th - 13th November 2014
Antonia Salmon - exploring the essence of clay forms that you create. Ref: 4D 4977. suitable for all levels
Advanced Raku Workshop with John Evans - 5th - 8th June 2015
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)  and will be over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend. Book early Fills up very quickly! 

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.