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Ceramics by Jack Coelho at Studiopottery.co.uk

Jack Coelho

Ceramics by Ursula Waechter at Studiopottery.co.uk

Ursula Waechter

Upcoming events

Annual Art Exhibition & Sale including sculpture at Sevenoaks School 31st October to 2nd November, 2014 31 october evening - Meet the Artists 6.30 - 9.00pm - Wine and soft drinks available. Work includes ceramics from Myra Wishart.
Guided Bluecoat Studio Artists Tour at Bluecoat Display Centre 6th November 2014 to 2nd November, 2014 Take the rare opportunity to go behind the scenes and visit a selection of Bluecoat artists' studios. Followed by coffee & cake at the Upstairs Bistro and a Cleo Mussi exhibition talk at the Bluecoat Display Centre.
Made by Hand in Cardiff at City Hall, Cardiff 31st October to 2nd November, 2014 Mixed show with over 130 makers, including a number of well known ceramicists. More detail to follow
Featured in November & December " Christmas Focus" at Bevere Gallery 31st October to 31st December, 2014 New work from- Annabel Faraday, Ostinelli and Priest Suet - Yi Yip Sara Moorhouse Claire Conrad New Maker to the Gallery- Ruth King

Recently added Courses

Bethan Jones - Regular Weekly workshops - 11th October 2014
Bethan teaches regular weekly workshops, as well as Saturday mornings.
Pottery for Kids. Saturday Morning Clay Club (next date to be advised) - 6th October to 28th February, 2015
A weekly club for children to come and enjoy working with clay.Saturday mornings 10.30 - 12.30. Cost: £15.00pw
Brian Dickenson - throwing workshop - 18th October 2014 to 28th February, 2015
Basic & intermediate throwing workshop
Julian Jardine - Children's Clay Sculpting - 28th October to 20th December, 2014
This is a series of classes for children giving them an introduction to hand building with clay. (5-13 years old)

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.