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Ceramics by Janette Fry at Studiopottery.co.uk

Janette Fry

Ceramics by Keith Kent at Studiopottery.co.uk

Keith Kent

Upcoming events

Patricia Volk - Sculpture in Belgium at Beukenhof - Phoenix galleries 13th May to 23rd August, 2014 Patricia Volk will be showing in their summer exhibition - exact dates not yet known - check before visiting
Collect 2014 at Saatchi Gallery 9th - 12th May 2014 The International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects brings together the world's finest galleries representing exceptional work of museum-quality from their portfolio of artists. 
Open days - Charlotte Storrs ceramics at Open Days - Charlotte Storrs 5th - 6th May 2014 Pottery open days - see Charlotte in her studio and buy her latest work.
Annual Yunomi Invitational at Akar Gallery 25th April to 16th May, 2014 Includes work by Hannah McAndrew

Recently added Courses

Inventive Ceramic Projects for the Garden - Claire Ireland - 4th June to 9th July, 2014
A comprehensive introduction into the methods and creative potential of sculptural ceramics. (6 weeks)
Jill Ford - Ceramic Workshops - Japanese Tea bowl - 10th July 2014 to 9th July, 2014
Learn to throw pots under the expert guidance of professional potter Jill Ford. Jill will carefully guide you through all the stages needed to throw a vase or bowl, also hand building a brooch
Jill Ford - Ceramic Workshops - Cherub Wall Clock - 12th June 2014 to 9th July, 2014
Learn to throw pots under the expert guidance of professional potter Jill Ford. Jill will carefully guide you through all the stages needed to throw a vase or bowl.
Jill Ford - Ceramic Workshops - Green Man Garden Plaque - 1st May 2014 to 9th July, 2014
Under the expert guidance of professional potter Jill Ford. Jill will carefully guide you through all the stages needed to create the Green man Garden Plaque

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.