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Ceramics by Alvin F. Irving at Studiopottery.co.uk

Alvin F. Irving

Ceramics by Philomena Pretsell at Studiopottery.co.uk

Philomena Pretsell

Upcoming events

Melbourne Festival Art Trail at Melbourne Festival 13th - 14th September 2014 A weekend Art Trail around the village of Melbourne, South Derbyshire
Panorama - ceramic event/market at Panorama 6th - 7th September 2014 Over 80 participants from Switzerland and Europe will be presented right on the lake of Murten/Switzerland. (More details later)
TOTAL FABRICATION at Craft Central 15th - 24th September 2014 Showcasing the work of a talented group of designer-makers
Restless Artists Ė On a Journey at Yew Tree Gallery 6th September to 5th October, 2014 Includes new work from jitka Palmer

Recently added Courses

Understanding colour in glazes. Linda Bloomfield - 9th - 15th February 2015
Gain an understanding of making and using glazes focusing on how using colouring oxides affects different fluxes in a glaze.
Expressing Essence in Ceramic Form - Antonia Salmon - 9th - 13th November 2014
Antonia Salmon - exploring the essence of clay forms that you create. Ref: 4D 4977. suitable for all levels
Throwing teapots and teaware. Tim Andrews - 6th - 9th February 2015
Using throwing and turning techniques in porcelain and stoneware, explore the form and function of teapots and teaware. 
Wheel thrown lidded forms in porcelain - 15th - 18th December 2014
Explore the making of a variety of lidded forms - for example a butter dish, teapot or ginger jar.

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 Рabout 12 women Рhas 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.