Wedgwood family ‘devastated’

The Wedgwood family says it is devastated at the prospect of a unique pottery collection being sold off to plug a pension fund deficit.

"Waterford Wedgwood Plc went into administration in January 2009 and after the Museum Trust inherited its pension debt, fears escalated that it may have to sell valuable artefacts to fill the black hole."

Franciscan Pottery takes note of the latest news about the company that, in 1979, gobbled up the renowned California pottery Franciscan Ware / Franciscan Dinnerware with all its existing patterns (including the famous Apple and Desert Rose designs) and equipment (renaming it Franciscan Ceramic, Inc.) and, in 1984, eliminated all jobs, closed the last functioning California plant, and move production to England, ending more than a century of California pottery production heritage.

How does a true fan of the California days of Franciscan Pottery react to such news…?

Read the full BBC News article here.

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