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Ceramics by Prue Cooper at Studiopottery.co.uk

Prue Cooper

Ceramics by Mark Titchiner at Studiopottery.co.uk

Mark Titchiner

Upcoming events

Pre-Christmas Sale, Sandy Brown at Sandy Brown Ceramics 3rd - 4th December 2016 Opportunity to see and buy new work from Sandy Brown
Made Brighton with ceramic art at St Bartholomew’s 10th December 2016 - 4th December 2016 One day contemporary craft and design fair
Lisa Hammond Open Studio at Mazehill Pottery 3rd - 4th December 2016 KILN OPENING 11am SATURDAY
Xmas Exhibition Part 2 at Bircham Gallery 3rd December to 11th January, 2017 Peter Hayes Jo Keogh Hannah Tounsend Sonia Lewis Abdo Nagi Jane Wheeler

Recently added Courses

Beginners’ Hand Building Workshops - Pat Short - 19th November to 25th November, 2017
Beginners courses run throughout the year 
Advanced Raku Workshop with John Evans - 9th - 12th June 2017
The ‘Advanced' workshop for those familiar with burnishing and the use of Terra Sig incorporates a wide range of  fuming and smoking techniques (including a pit-fire). Book early Fills up very quickly! (now full at 11/11/16 but worth going on waiting list)
John Evans - Original Alternative Raku Workshop - Sussex - 26th - 29th May 2017
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.
Ceramic Courses at Welbeck run by Rachel Wood - 20th September to 29th November, 2016
All the ceramic courses are suitable for the beginner and more experienced student. (when fully booked consider next block of courses)

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.