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 David Melville at Studiopottery.co.uk

David Melville

Ceramics by Mary Kershaw at Studiopottery.co.uk

Mary Kershaw

Upcoming events

Northern Potters Exhibition includes Janet Halligan at Foxlow Arts Centre 18th July to 22nd August, 2015 Northern Potters Summer Exhibition
Open Studio - Anne and Alan Foxley at Open Studio - 26 Shepherds Way 4th - 19th July 2015 Workshop open during Cambridge Open Studios - Great opportunity to meet Anne and Alan and see and buy their work. Weekends only: 4th/5th -  11/12th,   18th/19th July
Cambridge Open Studios at Cambridge Open Studios 4th - 26th July 2015 Always a good range of ceramic art. Selected members open studios also shown separately
Potfest in the Pens at Potfest in the Pens - Penrith 31st July to 2nd August, 2015 The only unselected show in the UK giving an opportunity to see the work of the well established alongside the next generation.

Recently added Courses

With John Stroomer - Taking it to the next level - 27th - 31st July 2015
A five day course run by John Stroomer for participants - beginner to advanced.
Intermediate Throwing Summer School(RKD 318) with Emma Johnstone - 10th - 14th August 2015
This is a fun practical course, which aims to further enhance your understanding and aptitude of throwing on the wheel. 
Clay sculpting weekend workshop with Julian Jardine - 18th - 19th July 2015
If you are looking for an alternative and relaxing weekend during the summer then clay sculpting might be for you.
Intermediate Throwing Summer School (RKD316) with Emma Johnstone - 20th - 24th July 2015
This is a fun practical course, which aims to further enhance your understanding and aptitude of throwing on the wheel. 

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.