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Ceramics by Jasmin Rowlandson at Studiopottery.co.uk

Jasmin Rowlandson

Ceramics by Emily-Kriste Wilcox at Studiopottery.co.uk

Emily-Kriste Wilcox

Upcoming events

Natural Makers at Touchstones Rochdale 12th December to 27th February, 2016 Includes ceramics from Adam Buick
Independent Ceramics Market at Hackney Flea market, Abney Hall 5th - 6th December 2015 The Independent Ceramic Market is a celebration of London's independent ceramacists, and DIY potters.
Mia Sarosi in Oxford at Broad Street Art markets 5th - 6th December 2015 Mia Sarosi will be showing
Alison Graham - Christmas Special Open Studio at Open Studio - Alison Graham 5th December 2015 - 6th December 2015 Open studio - Alison Graham.

Recently added Courses

John Evans - Original Alternative Raku Workshop - Sussex - 27th - 30th May 2016
The 'Original' workshop course will include the use of burnishing and terra sigillata to provide the smooth and polished surface ideal for these 'naked clay' techniques. There will be tips on how to make work for successful firing, how to achieve those solid blacks and whites and the use of colour in naked raku. FULL
Linda Bloomfield - Glaze Making Introduction at Morley College - 23rd April to 7th May, 2016
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.
West Dean College - Tim Andrews - Throwing teapots and teaware - 4th - 7th February 2016
Using throwing and turning techniques in porcelain and stoneware, explore the form and function of teapots and teaware. 

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.