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!

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Work for Sale

Ceramics by Linda Southwell at Studiopottery.co.uk

Linda Southwell

Ceramics by Laura De Benedetti at Studiopottery.co.uk

Laura De Benedetti

Upcoming events

Ceramics exhibition at Galerie Terra Viva 15th March to 4th June, 2015 Includes: Chloé Peytermann, Marlène Requier, Jane Muir, Marion Charreyre
La scultura ceramica contemporanea in Italia at Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea 12th March to 15th June, 2015 Major exhibition with work from Antonella Cimatti in Rome
Ahead of the Curve: new china from China - Stoke on Trent at Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, The 14th March to 31st May, 2015 Exhibition of contemporary ceramic and glass from emerging and established Chinese artists
Spring Open Weekend - Jacob Bodilly at Jacob Bodilly - Studio 21st - 22nd March 2015 Includes opportunity to make a pot and demonstrations

Recently added Courses

Workshop with Sarah Purvey - 25th March 2015
Learn how to coil a simple form in terracotta sculpture clay.
Easter Children's Pottery Course in East Sussex - 30th March to 3rd April, 2015
Easter Children's Pottery Course.....with Mohamed Hamid and Elizabeth Jardine.
Amanda Duggan - Workshop - 25th April 2015 to 3rd April, 2015
Learn how to create a cylindrical vessel in terracotta clay.
An Introduction to Handbuilding - Emily-Kriste Wilcox - 3rd April 2015 to 3rd April, 2015
Design and build your own slab pot with paper resist decoration

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.