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 Jasmin Rowlandson at Studiopottery.co.uk

Jasmin Rowlandson

Ceramics by Lesley Martin at Studiopottery.co.uk

Lesley Martin

Upcoming events

Art Unwrapped - with ceramics at Babylon Gallery 2nd November to 21st December, 2014 Mixed show including ceramics by Christine Pike
Inspire - Tiffany Scull ceramics - Dorset at Walford Mill Crafts 1st November to 31st December, 2014 Mixed Christmas show with Tiffany Scull's ceramics
Sevenoaks School Craft Fair, with ceramics at Sevenoaks School 24th - 26th October 2014 Craft Fair with ceramics
Shine with Jenny Beavan at Trelissick Garden 7th - 9th November 2014 With work from Jenny Beavan

Recently added Courses

Evening Class Monday's Patia Davis - 5th January to 9th March, 2015
A wheel throwing course run by Patia Davis at Wobage.
Brian Dickenson - throwing workshop - 18th October 2014 to 9th March, 2015
Basic & intermediate throwing workshop
Julian Jardine - Adult Clay Sculpture courses - 28th October to 17th December, 2014
Adult Clay Classes - A course of classes allowing individuals to have a go at sculpting in clay.  £88 - for 8 weeks
Brian Dickenson - throwing workshop - 22nd November 2014 to 17th December, 2014
Basic & intermediate throwing workshop

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.