Save the
Wedgwood Collection

250 years of history
80,000 objects
1 chance to keep it together

250 years of history • 80,000 objects • 1 chance to keep it together


World of Wedgwood opens to the public
17 July 2015
The redeveloped Wedgwood headquarters are unveiled today, including a redisplay of the collection which was saved by an Art Fund campaign last year.

Loan of Wedgwood Collection to Barlaston finalised
2 December 2014
The Art Fund’s purchase of the Wedgwood Collection, its gift to the V&A, and its loan from the V&A to Waterford Wedgwood Royal Doulton were all confirmed in back to back transactions on 1 December 2014, ensuring the collection will remain on display at the Wedgwood Museum in Barlaston.

Competition: Win a Wedgwood tea-set
7 October 2014
To celebrate our successful appeal to save the Wedgwood Collection, we're giving away two beautiful tea-sets.

Wedgwood Collection saved
3 October 2014
We're thrilled to announce that our appeal has been a great success – two months ahead of our 30 November target.

Save the Wedgwood Collection: Emma Bridgewater competition
25 September 2014
To celebrate our appeal, we're giving away four mugs and a teapot from Emma Bridgewater's Blue Hen and Border collection

JCB donation takes Wedgwood appeal £200,000 closer to goal
25 September 2014
The Art Fund's campaign to save the Wedgwood Collection has reached £2.3m following a significant donation from the Bamford Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of JCB.

Wedgwood: The Empress and the Frog
23 September 2014
An anglophile empress, a Finnish frog marsh, and one of the most ambitious ceramic projects of all time – Matthew Sweet tells the story of Wedgwood's greatest triumph.

Five things you didn't know about Wedgwood
23 September 2014
What Wedgwood has in common with Honda, how smallpox sparked off an industrial revolution, and 3,000 ways not to make a pot – we dig up some surprising facts from Wedgwood's history.

Wedgwood campaign hits £2m
19 September 2014
The Art Fund's appeal to save the Wedgwood Collection has raised an incredible £2m in just three weeks, thanks to an extraordinary £1m in donations from the public and unprecedented support from major donors, trusts and foundations.

Q&A: Alison Wedgwood
19 September 2014
Alison Wedgwood is the daughter-in-law of Alan Wedgwood, Josiah I’s great-great-great-great grandson. From Wedgwood obsessives in Bangalore to a painting that captured a moment in time, she tells us what the Collection means to her.

Wedgwood's greatest collaborations
18 September 2014
From chess sets designed by the 18th-century's leading sculptors to 1960s Jasper-heeled shoes by the royal shoemakers, discover the greatest collaborative works produced by Wedgwood.

Wedgwood appeal raises £700,000 from public
16 September 2014
We're thrilled to announce that the first two weeks of our appeal to save the Wedgwood Collection have been a huge success.

Letter from the director: Can we make another save for the nation?
12 September 2014
Stephen Deuchar explains why the Wedgwood Collection is finally up for sale and how it can be secured forever for public ownership

Wedgwood-Darwin: Friendship to dynasty
12 September 2014
From a leading mind of the Enlightenment to one of the 21st century's greatest sculptors, two families have shaped Britain for nearly 300 years.

Art News – weekly round-up
5 September 2014
Our appeal to save the Wedgwood Collection, Horst dazzles at the V&A and a giant dinosaur is discovered – we round up the top art stories of the week.

Wedgwood: The legacy must live on
4 September 2014
Artist, chemist, industrialist and innovator, Josiah Wedgwood was a towering figure of the Enlightenment, writes AN Wilson.

Help save the Wedgwood Collection
1 September 2014
The Art Fund has launched an appeal to save the Wedgwood Collection – a unique record of over 250 years of British art and history – from being separated and sold off.

Video: Save the Wedgwood Collection
1 September 2014
Watch our campaign video, in which Tristram Hunt MP, design critic Alice Rawsthorn, Wedgwood Museum director Gaye Blake-Roberts and Art Fund director Stephen Deuchar make the case for saving the Wedgwood Collection.

The Wedgwood Collection: Ten highlights
1 September 2014
Ten of our favourite pieces from the exquisite Wedgwood Collection – which forms an incredible visual archive of British social and cultural history.