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Ceramics by Jack Coelho at Studiopottery.co.uk

Jack Coelho

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Rob Bibby

Upcoming events

Little Northern Christmas Craft Fair at Altringham Grammar school 6th December 2015 Includes new work from Peter Cosentino
International Ceramic Biennial 2015 at International Ceramic Biennial 2015 5th - 13th December 2015 With work from Gabriele Koch
Natural Makers at Touchstones Rochdale 12th December to 27th February, 2016 Includes ceramics from Adam Buick
December Introductions of ceramicists at Craft Centre & Design Gallery Leeds 1st - 31st December 2015 Louise Darby and Paul Young

Recently added Courses

Making and decorating: Jim Robison - 31st July to 5th August, 2016
Hands on making in all areas, but with specific emphasis on hand built and extruded forms.
Glaze making and surface explorations: Jim Robison - 22nd - 27th May 2016
Informative lectures followed by practical experience of mixing raw materials into slips and glazes.
Whichford Pottery - Workshops - 20th February 2016 - 27th May 2016
Our workshops are fun - no experience necessary! You will be taught throwing and hand-building techniques in small groups by two of our highly-skilled potters.
Linda Bloomfield - Glaze Making Introduction at Morley College - 19th February to 18th March, 2016

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.