WEDGWOOD - SAVE WEDGWOOD The Wedgwood Collection, housed in Stoke-on-Trent where it was made, is one of the most important industrial archives in the world and a unique record of 250 years of British art. It is under threat of being separated and sold off to to pay off the ceramics firm's pension bill. ( Yes its true!) The UK's Art Fund has the opportunity to buy it for the nation, but only if it can raise the final £2.74m of the £15.75m fundraising target by 30 November 2014.
BACKSTAMP The potter's mark identifying their work. Usually found on the underside of ware. In the early days some potters never thought of backstamping their wares but others copied marks of their more successful competitors. Backstamps may be printed or impressed and since designs of backstamps were, and are, regularly changed we are helped in the dating of their wares today.