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Ceramics by John Calver at Studiopottery.co.uk

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Clare Crouchman

Upcoming events

2016 - OCTOBER FOCUS - Sutton Taylor, Matt Horne & Chiu-I Wu at Bevere Gallery 1st October to 1st November, 2016 New work from Sutton Taylor, Matt Horne & Chiu-I Wu
Annual Gardner Medwin Lecture given by Walter Keeler at Bluecoat Display Centre 20th October 2016 to 1st November, 2016 Walter Keeler will deliver an illustrated talk about his work - booking essential
Handmade at Kew at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew 6th - 9th October 2016 Over 150 extraordinary designer-makers will showcase work across all disciplines including ceramics.
Handmade Edinburgh at Hub (The), Edinburgh 28th - 30th October 2016 Mixed 3 day show over 100+ talented designer-makers selling textiles, ceramics, glass, jewellery, furniture and more..

Recently added Courses

CERAMICS MASTERCLASS - James Oughtibridge - 9th July 2016
Masterclass with James Oughtibridge. 10.00am to 4.00pm on Saturday 9 July only
Wobage: 2-day - Wheel-Throwing Stoneware, Beginners - 5th - 6th December 2016
This intensive 2 day course is aimed specifically at beginners who have done little or no wheel-throwing before.
Wobage: WHEEL-THROWING Taster, Beginners Jeremy Steward - 18th September 2016 - 6th December 2016
Taster course: Sunday 18th September 2016 from 10.30am - 1.30pm
THROWING: TASTER SESSIONS at the Leach Pottery - 18th July to 7th November, 2016
Half-day introductory taster courses throwing on the potter's wheel in the Clore Learning Studio. 

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.