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 Patricia Shone at Studiopottery.co.uk

Patricia Shone

Ceramics by Keith Kent at Studiopottery.co.uk

Keith Kent

Upcoming events

Open House, Dulwich Festival - Kochevet Bendavid at Open Studio Kochevet Bendavid 7th - 8th May 2016 A rare opportunity to meet Kochevet at her studio and see new work
Sheffield Open Studios - Antonia Salmon at 20 Adelaide Road 7th - 8th May 2016 I make hand-burnished and smoke-fired ceramic sculpture. These strong, pure forms are inspired by nature; they stand poised between movement and stillness. - Antonia Salmon.
Withiel Sculpture Garden - includes ceramic sculptures at Lemon Street Gallery 19th May to 30th June, 2016 Withiel Sculpture Garden - Viewing by appointment only (end date not clarified)
Anne Floche at Oxford Ceramics Gallery, The, 7th May to 4th June, 2016 Claylike talk and Demonstration by Anne Floche at the Ashmolean Museum 7 May 2pm to 4pm. PV: at Oxford Gallery 4pm to 6pm.

Recently added Courses

Children's Summer Pottery Classes With Mohamed Hamid - 25th - 29th July 2016
Children's Summer Pottery Classes: Ages 7-16. With potter Mohamed Hamid.
SALT GLAZE COURSE IN FRANCE WITH RICHARD DEWAR - 24th June to 2nd July, 2016
special saltglazecourse with Richard Dewar
BONE CHINA & MOULD MAKING COURSES 2016 - 2nd May to 24th September, 2016
Two different types of courses are offered over five and a half days - the general introductory course and an advanced course. Both of which are held in a working studio and are limited to 4 students maximum to allow for personal tuition.
Course 2 'Throwing - Taking it to the Next level' with John Stroomer in England - 1st - 5th August 2016
A course designed for both beginners and the more experienced who wish to take their skills to another level. 

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.