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 Brian Holland at Studiopottery.co.uk

Brian Holland

Ceramics by Liz Mathews at Studiopottery.co.uk

Liz Mathews

Upcoming events

Cornwall Crafts Association - Christmas Fair at Penlee House Gallery and Museum 29th November to 10th January, 2015 The Christmas show celebrates the diversity of Cornish crafts people and provides an opportunity for unique and local Christmas shopping.
The Artists @ Redlees Winter Open Studios at Redlees Studios 5th - 7th December 2014 Ceramics, glass, fine art, sculpture, jewellery, metalworks, photography, leath-er accessories and more... 
Dulwich Craft Fair with ceramics at St Barnabas Church Hall 6th December 2014 - 7th December 2014 Mixed fair with ceramics from Sarah Perry and others
Jane and Dylan Bowen - Christmas Sale 2014 at Open studio, Dylan Bowen 4th - 6th December 2014 New work with sale of seconds.

Recently added Courses

Bethan Jones - Regular Weekly workshops - 15th November 2014
Bethan teaches regular weekly workshops, as well as Saturday mornings.
Plaster Model/Mould Making For Slip Cast Ceramics with Ed Bentley - 4th - 6th February 2015
These three day residential courses help craft potters, students or anyone wishing to develop their skills in plaster mould making for slip-cast ceramics.   All are welcome to attend, regardless of current skill level and background. 
Glaze making and surface explorations: Jim Robison - 24th - 29th May 2015
Informative lectures followed by practical experience of mixing raw materials into slips and glazes.
Evening Classes at Wobage - Jeremy Steward, Patia Davis & Ana Simmons - 5th January to 9th March, 2015
Jeremy Steward, Patia Davis & Ana Simmons - These 10 week courses, predominantly in thrown ceramics are suitable for beginners, intermediate and advanced makers. (Now **Monday evenings too!)

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.