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 Juliet Walters at Studiopottery.co.uk

Juliet Walters

Ceramics by Prue Cooper at Studiopottery.co.uk

Prue Cooper

Upcoming events

4th International Triennial of Silicate Arts at Kecskemet Cultural and Conference Centre 3rd August to 7th September, 2014 Ceramics Festival and exhibition
Susan O’Byrne and Ostinelli & Priest at Contemporary Ceramics Centre 7th August to 6th September, 2014 Wild Life
Charlie & Pauline’s OPEN STUDIO at Allanbank Mill Steading 1st - 4th August 2014 Halima cassell is guest exhibitor
All About Dogs Show at Norfolk Showground 24th - 25th August 2014 This is really 'All About Dogs' Joanne Cooke is showing her ceramic sculptures at the show

Recently added Courses

THROWING ON THE POTTER’S WHEEL - Roger Guy-Young - 15th - 17th August 2014
This class is suitable for both absolute beginners, and those with some experience who are looking for some concentrated time and tuition to improve their skills.
SVEND BAYER WORKSHOPS - Throwing - 25th - 27th July 2014
Svend Bayer will be holding a three day throwing workshop. TWO PLACES LEFT (8.7.14) If you want them act NOW!
Doug Fitch and Hannah McAndrew workshop - 27th - 28th September 2014
Doug Fitch and Hannah McAndrew present a weekend workshop.
ONE-DAY THROWING WORKSHOP with Julie Ayton - 17th August 2014 - 28th September 2014
Throwing days are suitable for all students from absolute beginners to experienced potters who want to extend the scale or range of their throwing through guided practice.

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.