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Ceramics by Tiffany Scull at Studiopottery.co.uk

Tiffany Scull

Ceramics by Emily-Kriste Wilcox at Studiopottery.co.uk

Emily-Kriste Wilcox

Upcoming events

Töpfermarkt in Frechen - Germany at Frechener Töpfermarkt 13th - 14th May 2017 Pottery Market on Frechen's Rathausplatz
9A Hove Place Open House at 9A Hove Place 6th - 29th May 2017 Open House Summer Exhibition - various makers work - see below for dates in May!
Made in the Middle 2017 at National Centre for Craft & Design 13th May to 8th July, 2017 touring show. PV: 12 May from 6.00pm Ask for invite.
(Fifteen) - Selected show from London Potters at Menier Gallery 8th - 20th May 2017 Hot on the heels of London Craft Week, London Potters is delighted to present [fifteen], an exhibition of ceramic works by 15 selected members of London Potters.

Recently added Courses

Children's Easter Pottery Classes With Mohamed Hamid - 10th - 13th April 2017
Children's Easter Pottery Classes: Ages 7-16. With potter Mohamed Hamid and Elizabeth Jardine.
Lindy Barletta weekday Courses in East Sheen - 13th April to 20th December, 2017
Studio Pottery Making techniques: A terms course covers a project in each - pinching, coiling, slab building and throwing.
Exploring the Surface - La Meridiana - Peter Beard - 9th - 15th July 2017
Creating pattern and texture at different stages in the making process - Peter Beard. Handbuilding and surface decoration. For Beginners and Advanced
LeachPottery: Workshop with Jenny Beavan - 10th - 11th June 2017
This is a great opportunity for a two day workshop with Jenny Beavan

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.