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Ceramics by Clare Crouchman at Studiopottery.co.uk

Clare Crouchman

Ceramics by Nici Ruggiero at Studiopottery.co.uk

Nici Ruggiero

Upcoming events

Spring Open Weekend - Jacob Bodilly at Jacob Bodilly - Studio 21st - 22nd March 2015 Includes opportunity to make a pot and demonstrations
Elemental - From and of the turning of the Earth at Yallops Gallery 30th March to 6th April, 2015 Solo exhibition by Norfolk Potter Pat Southwood. Private View Monday 30th March. 6-9pm
NCECA 2015, 49th ANNUAL CONFERENCE, 2015 PROVIDENCE RI at NCECA 2015 25th - 28th March 2015 Conference programming will investigate, celebrate and promote discourse in Lively Experimentation.
Cooper's Legacy - ceramic art at Contemporary Ceramics Centre 12th - 28th March 2015 A selection of Emmanuel's work alongside some work from those he taught and inspired. PV: 11 March 6.00pm to 8.00pm

Recently added Courses

Workshop with Sarah Purvey - 25th March 2015
Learn how to coil a simple form in terracotta sculpture clay.
Amanda Duggan - Workshop - 25th April 2015
Learn how to create a cylindrical vessel in terracotta clay.
Beginner Pottery Weekend Course - with Kim Langley - 23rd May to 17th October, 2015
Learn to hand build and to throw on a potters wheel at this series of Potters Workshops (various weekends)
Julian Jardine - Weekend Sculpting Workshop - 11th - 12th April 2015
A general Clay Sculpting Weekend

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.