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 Paul Smith at Studiopottery.co.uk

Paul Smith

Upcoming events

Richard Baxter: new collections at New Ashgate Gallery 14th May to 27th June, 2015 Richard Baxter - three new collections
Dulwich Artist Open House - Kochevet Bendavid at Open Studio Kochevet Bendavid 9th - 10th May 2015 A rare opportunity to meet Kochevet at her studio and see new work
Discoed Ceramic Show at St. Michael's Discoed 23rd - 31st May 2015 Members showing include: Carolyn Genders, Patricia Shone, Eric Moss, Rachel Wood, David Allnatt, Richard Phethean, Micki Schloessingk and Jeremy Nichols
Artists Open House - Chris Lewis - Brighton Festival at South Heighton Pottery 2nd - 25th May 2015 Chris Lewis, Pots, Garden Seats and Sculpture - Note: Only open each weekend and the two Bank Holidays.

Recently added Courses

Throwing weekend - Matthew Blakely - 21st - 22nd November 2015
A weekend course designed to teach you the basics or really help improve your throwing skills. 
Creative Clay - Junior Workshop at Easter in Hull - 28th March 2015 - 22nd November 2015
Hand-building and model making for ages 8 - 12 years.
Beginner Pottery Weekend Course - with Kim Langley - 23rd May to 17th October, 2015
Learn to hand build and to throw on a potters wheel at this series of Potters Workshops (various weekends)
English Slipware Decoration and Wheel Work with Daniel Johnston - 11th - 12th July 2015
During the workshop Daniel will demonstrate his signature Slipware decoration and wheel working techniques

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.