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 Emma Johnstone at Studiopottery.co.uk

Emma Johnstone

Ceramics by David Wright at Studiopottery.co.uk

David Wright

Upcoming events

Jeff Oestreich and Pat Burns at St.Ives at Leach Pottery 1st November to 31st December, 2014 Marking the end of their month long international residency, Leach Pottery St Ives presents an exhibition of work by American potters Jeff Oestreich and Pat Burns. PV: 1 November (ask for invite)
SOFA Chicago at Navy Pier Festival Hall 7th - 9th November 2014 Opening Night Preview on 6 November - celebrating SOFA CHICAGO's 21 years. last year 34,000 visitors 
Winter Collection with Ceramics at Junction Art Gallery 1st November to 31st January, 2015 Mixed show with some great work including ceramicists Craig Underhill and James Hake
Peter Callas - New Ceramic Work at Gallery Syoh 7th - 15th November 2014 Peter Callas in japan. Artists reception: 7 November

Recently added Courses

Julian Jardine - Children's Clay Sculpting - 28th October to 20th December, 2014
This is a series of classes for children giving them an introduction to hand building with clay. (5-13 years old)
Pottery - 10 Wk. Evening Classes (no dates yet): Gary Wood - 8th October to 28th January, 2015
Explore your creative potential through clay!
Julian Jardine - Adult Clay Sculpture courses - 28th October to 17th December, 2014
Adult Clay Classes - A course of classes allowing individuals to have a go at sculpting in clay.  £88 - for 8 weeks
Brian Dickenson - throwing workshop - 18th October 2014 to 17th December, 2014
Basic & intermediate throwing workshop

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.