Thursday, February 26, 2015
WEDGWOOD INSTITUTE, BURSLEM, REFURBISHMENT BEGINS
Here is an excellent article with beautiful photos from the folks at BBC illustrating the beginning of the long-awaited refurbishment and repurposing of the well-known and loved Wedgwood Institute. We have watched this story with great interest for a long time. The building has many connections to Wedgwood, the man and the company, the city of Burslem, the arts in Staffordshire and much more since its original construction in 1869. Let's hope the arts community will welcome this new venue and use it well. Sarah Lewis, from English Heritage, said: "The Wedgwood Institute is one of the top 6% of listed buildings in the country for not only its architectural splendour but also the social history it embodies."