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 Mark Titchiner at Studiopottery.co.uk

Mark Titchiner

Ceramics by Tony Foard at Studiopottery.co.uk

Tony Foard

Upcoming events

Sussex Guild members show with ceramics at Worthing Museum and Art Gallery 4th June to 13th August, 2016 mixed exhibition with ceramics
The Ceramics Studio Open studio at Ceramics Studio, The 18th June to 3rd July, 2016 Warwickshire Open Studios at The Ceramics Studio with Leyla Dauvin
Adam Buick - Kiln opening and Open Studio at Open Studio - Adam Buick 28th - 30th May 2016 Kiln Opening at 6.30pm for 7.00pm on 28 May. Be the first to see and buy new work being unpacked straight from the kiln. 
Arts in the Village Festival - Alan Birchall at Old Station Gallery, The 28th - 30th May 2016 Alan Birchall - part of Derbyshire Open Arts 2016

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.
CERAMICS MASTERCLASS - James Oughtibridge - 9th July 2016 - 29th July 2016
Masterclass with James Oughtibridge. 10.00am to 4.00pm on Saturday 9 July only
THROWING: TASTER SESSIONS at the Leach Pottery - 18th July to 7th November, 2016
Half-day introductory taster courses throwing on the potter's wheel in the Clore Learning Studio. 
Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma in 3D Design with Emma Johnstone - 1st September to 1st July, 2017
Provides a specialist professionally oriented programme of study that covers the key knowledge, understanding and practical skills required in the 3D Design world of Ceramics. APPLY NOW (05.2016)FOR SEPTEMBER!

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.