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Ceramics by Margaret Curtis at Studiopottery.co.uk

Margaret Curtis

Ceramics by Bob Kershaw at Studiopottery.co.uk

Bob Kershaw

Upcoming events

Art in the Pen 2017 (Thirsk) at Art in the Pen (Thirsk) 22nd - 23rd July 2017 Mark Smith will be showing new work
Lindy Barletta ceramics at Open Studio - Sheen Pottery 30th June to 2nd July, 2017 Lindy Barletta as part of Richmond ARTHOUSE Open Studios
Janet Halligan at Focus Gallery 21st July to 9th September, 2017 new work
Clare Crouchman - Cambridge Open Studios at Open studio - Clare Crouchman 1st - 9th July 2017 See new work from Clare Crouchman in the framework of her own studio. NOTE: Only weekends 1/2 and 8/9 July or by appointment

Recently added Courses

Celia Allen - Animal Sculpture at West Dean - 22nd - 25th September 2017
Animal Sculpture
Animal Sculpting With Celia Allen - 8th - 10th September 2017
Learn how to sculpt animals of various forms, with a possible Raku firing day to finish
Lindy Barletta weekday Courses in East Sheen - 13th April to 20th December, 2017
Studio Pottery Making techniques: A terms course covers a project in each - pinching, coiling, slab building and throwing.
Experimental Ceramic Workshop - Claire Ireland - 18th September to 20th November, 2017
This course will explore the use of clay in an experimental way 

International Arts and Crafts Fair – Burkino Faso/Micro Finance Project

Every other year Burkina Faso’s capital Ouagadougou hosts an International Arts and Crafts Fair the CIAO. Ursula Waechter visited the fair in 2011 and as a result set up a Micro Credit Project in a village in Burkino Faso this year (2012).

Burkina Faso which means “Land of the upright people” is one of the french speaking countries in West Africa and shares borders with Mali, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin and Niger. It is completely landlocked and relies on subsistance farming as the main way of feeding its population. Right now the north is severely affected by drought and failing crops like several other countries in the Sahel zone.
The CIAO is a ten day event that excels in bringing all African arts and crafts together. It is scheduled to happen again this year from 26th October to 4th November. Insha’Allah.
If anyone would like more details Ursula can be contacted from her page on the website: www.studiopottery.co.uk/profile/Ursula/Waechter 

The lower picture that shows some of the women on the day that they signed their name to be part of this Micro Finance project. So far one group – about 12 women – has taken out and repaid their loan; they produced shea butter.

At the moment two further groups have taken out loans to grow vegetables and raise life stock.

In October Ursula Waechter will be visiting Burkina and Yilou village to see how things are going.  I am sure that if anyone wanted to contact her there may be some help that could be offered which could be useful to the villages?


Posted on August 9 2012 under News about Makers.