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 Lesley Martin at Studiopottery.co.uk

Lesley Martin

Ceramics by Alvin F. Irving at Studiopottery.co.uk

Alvin F. Irving

Upcoming events

Speve Tootell - Firing on All Cylinders! at Gallery St. Ives 24th February to 1st March, 2015 New work Steve Tootell
To The Coast at Porthminster Gallery 7th February to 7th March, 2015 A group show of five handpicked artists showcasing the range of inspiration to be found in the Cornish shoreline:
France Fauteux - Venez la rencontre du peuple Couleur at Espace Pierre Debain 1st - 31st March 2015 France Fauteux - Solo Exhibition - Spring 2015 (check exact dates before visiting)
Spring Fling at Haddenham Galleries 7th February to 30th April, 2015 A selected exhibition of lively and unusual work, reflecting the ethos of the galleries.

Recently added Courses

Ceramics Workshop with Clive Bowen, assisted by Stefan Andersson - 13th - 17th July 2015
The workshop is conducted in English. Assisting instructor Stefan Andersson also speaks Swedish. To participate in this workshop you need previous experience of throwing and ceramic work.
Jenny Beavan - 1 Day Workshop - 31st May 2015 - 17th July 2015
One day workshop in conjunction with Open Studios Cornwall
Master Class - TACTILE TECHNIQUES WITH CLAY - Rachel Wood - 28th February 2015 - 17th July 2015
Explore and have fun with the process of coiling and pinching. Using an experimental approach, you will gain confidence, skills and befriend your clay!
Experimenting with paper clay. Claire Ireland - 26th February to 1st March, 2015
Discover the exciting potential of building with paper clay.

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.