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Ceramics by Tiffany Scull at Studiopottery.co.uk

Tiffany Scull

Ceramics by David Melville at Studiopottery.co.uk

David Melville

Upcoming events

Claire Ireland - Studio Exhibition at London Museum of Water and Steam 13th - 15th May 2016 Claire Ireland and Jason Bowyer Ceramics and Painting at Studio 7.
Eeles Family Pottery Open Days at Eeles family at home 28th May to 12th June, 2016 We will be having a Raku Firing or tour of the workshops daily throughout the fortnight
Lady Bay Arts Festival: Alan Birchall at Lady Bay Festival at Holme Road 14th - 15th May 2016 Part of Notts Open Studio month at 17 different venues.
Bernard Leach: Drawings at Cambridge Book & Print Gallery 3rd - 14th May 2016 A presentation of previously unseen drawings by Bernard Leach.

Recently added Courses

Course 3 Throwing Glazing and Firing - John Stroomer in England - 8th - 12th August 2016
Gas/Wood..with a touch of Salt - As well as being a continued throwing course this week also looks at glazes
Ceramic Courses at Welbeck run by Rachel Wood - 24th May to 26th July, 2016
All the ceramic courses are suitable for the beginner and more experienced student.
Course 1: Throwing - Taking it to the next level - John Stroomer in England - 18th - 22nd July 2016
A five day course run by John Stroomer for participants - beginner to advanced.
SALT GLAZE COURSE IN FRANCE WITH RICHARD DEWAR - 24th June to 2nd July, 2016
special saltglazecourse with Richard Dewar

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.