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Ceramics by John Calver at Studiopottery.co.uk

John Calver

Ceramics by Janet Halligan at Studiopottery.co.uk

Janet Halligan

Upcoming events

Oldenburg - 32nd International Ceramics Fair at International Oldenburg Ceramic Fair 1st - 3rd August 2014 On the square in front of the Oldenburg State Museum for Art and Cultural History. 120 selected potters, ceramists, designers and artists from across Europe and Japan offer their top products. About 60.000 people visit the market every year.
4th International Triennial of Silicate Arts at Kecskemet Cultural and Conference Centre 3rd August to 7th September, 2014 Ceramics Festival and exhibition
Summer Exhibition - John Bedding at Leach Pottery 26th July to 6th September, 2014 Throughout August the Leach Pottery, St Ives presents an exhibition of new work by respected ceramicist and Honorary Lead Potter John Bedding
Anglian Potters Summer Exhibition at Emmanuel College 18th August to 2nd September, 2014 Over 60 potters showing their wares in an amazing setting -- do come and see us during the show. PV: 17 august, evening (contact Ian Vance for invite)

Recently added Courses

University of Brighton - 1st September to 1st July, 2015
ONE-DAY THROWING WORKSHOP with Julie Ayton - 17th August 2014 to 1st July, 2015
Throwing days are suitable for all students from absolute beginners to experienced potters who want to extend the scale or range of their throwing through guided practice.
LONG WEEKEND TEAPOT COURSE - 17th - 20th July 2014
If you have some throwing basics under your belt, it may be satisfying to try a more complex challenge.
Brian Dickenson - throwing workshop - 21st June 2014 - 20th July 2014
Basic & intermediate throwing workshop: Also on July 19, August 16 and September 20 2014.

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.