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!

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Work for Sale

Ceramics by Eddie Curtis at Studiopottery.co.uk

Eddie Curtis

Ceramics by Brian Holland at Studiopottery.co.uk

Brian Holland

Upcoming events

Open Studios Cornwall - Jenny Beavan at Haresfield, Penpont 27th May to 4th June, 2017 Good opportunity to meet Jenny Beavan, see her work and maybe buy - it is fairly irresistible! 
Sussex Guild Craft Show - includes Ceramics at Parham House 17th - 18th June 2017 Craft fair at a splendid location with views over the Sussex Downs
Eddie Curtis, Modern Master at Stratford Gallery 17th June to 8th July, 2017 New work from Eddie Curtis
Diessen International Ceramics Market at Diessen Potters Market 25th - 28th May 2017 With around 150 potters from Europe. ( Peter Beard and Chris Barnes will be showing from Britain)

Recently added Courses

Animal Sculpting With Celia Allen - 15th - 17th September 2017
Learn how to sculpt animals of various forms, with a possible Raku firing day to finish
Jim Malone - 3 Day Throwing Course - 11th - 13th September 2017
Designed for throwers who can throw a bowl and a basic cylinder and would like to get to the next level, revisit already familiar forms and develop them to a higher level.
Lindy Barletta weekday Courses in East Sheen - 13th April to 20th December, 2017
Studio Pottery Making techniques: A terms course covers a project in each - pinching, coiling, slab building and throwing.
LeachPottery: Workshop with Jenny Beavan - 10th - 11th June 2017
This is a great opportunity for a two day workshop with Jenny Beavan

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.