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 Charlotte Storrs at Studiopottery.co.uk

Charlotte Storrs

Ceramics by Philomena Pretsell at Studiopottery.co.uk

Philomena Pretsell

Upcoming events

Made London at Made London 23rd - 26th October 2014 MADE LONDON will be showing for the 3rd time this October. An enjoyable event showcasing the very best and most original makers in this country and beyond
Norman Yap ceramics at Bloomsbury Design 15th October to 26th November, 2014 Norman Yap - joint show with abstract artist Jonathan Davis (check exact dates later)
David & Margaret Frith Ceramics at Thoresby Gallery 4th - 11th October 2014 Oakwood Gallery present David and Margaret Frith. OPENING RECEPTION Saturday 4th October 12.00pm - 4.00pm
Solo Exhibition - "Save the Date"- Georgie Beadman ceramics at 23 Kensington Place 23rd - 25th October 2014 New work from Georgie Beadman. Preview 23rd October 6.00pm to 8.00pm

Recently added Courses

John Evans - Original Alternative Raku Workshop - Sussex - 22nd - 25th May 2015
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.
A Flower for Mandela - 5th - 7th September 2014
Free Workshops at Studio Eleven during the Freedom Festival.  Drop-in sessions for families and children, suitable for aged 6 upwards. 
Working with Clay - Jude Jelfs - 25th September 2014 - 7th September 2014
Jude Jelfs is a potter and bronze worker who makes figurative ceramics in earthenware, stoneware and porcelain. 
Daniel Johnston Workshop - 11th October 2014 - 7th September 2014
Spend a day watching this world renowned potter -wheel thrown/slip decorated large jars

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.