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 James Faulkner at Studiopottery.co.uk

James Faulkner

Ceramics by Tony Foard at Studiopottery.co.uk

Tony Foard

Upcoming events

Alison Graham - Christmas event at Open Studio - Alison Graham 22nd November 2014 Open studio - Alison Graham.
Handmade in Britain 14 at Chelsea Old Town Hall 14th - 16th November 2014 Now in its 8th year, our annual winter event returns to Chelsea this November to  showcase fine, contemporary work from 100 designer-makers.
Open weekend - David Melville at Open Studio, David Melville 8th - 9th November 2014 A chance to meet the potter and see where he works and buy pots direct. 
BEYOND HARROW at Studio Sienko Gallery 4th - 18th November 2014 An exhibition showcasing the work of ten former students of Ceramics at the University of Westminster. PV: 4 November at 18:00

Recently added Courses

Brian Dickenson - throwing workshop - 22nd November 2014
Basic & intermediate throwing workshop
Brian Dickenson - throwing workshop - 18th October 2014
Basic & intermediate throwing workshop
Pottery - 10 Wk. Evening Classes (no dates yet): Gary Wood - 8th October to 28th January, 2015
Explore your creative potential through clay!
Evening Class Monday's Patia Davis - 5th January to 9th March, 2015
A wheel throwing course run by Patia Davis at Wobage.

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.