Iconic pottery giant Wedgwood reveals just under a third of its Barlaston-based workforce are set to face the axe.
An appeal to raise money to save a rare piece of Stoke-on-Trent pottery has today been given a boost.
The campaign to save The First Day’s Vase, created by master potter Josiah Wedgwood himself, will receive £500.
The iconic Minton Archive is to go on permanent display in North Staffordshire.
It has been bought from Waterford Wedgwood Royal Doulton and gifted to the city of Stoke-on-Trent – home of the Minton factory until it was demolished in the 1990s.
Wedgwood is celebrating National Apprenticeship Week by unveiling a bid to recruit two new apprentices.
The company in Barlaston has recruited 10 apprentices in the last five years.
Stoke-on-Trent councillor Alison Wedgwood said she was “intensely proud” of the Wedgwood art collection after £16 million was raised to rescue it
And she believes it will carry on her family’s legacy after the public rallied to prevent it from being auctioned off forever.
Children have been designing clothes for their dolls at the Wedgwood Museum during half-term.
The young designers took part in workshops designing clothes inspired by the pottery giant’s collection.