Welcome - This is a Social Enterprise Business It aims to help potters and ceramic artists to become better known, to sell their work, to fill their courses and to provide a window into this fantastic world of 3D art!

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Work for Sale

Ceramics by Margaret Curtis at Studiopottery.co.uk

Margaret Curtis

Ceramics by Keith Kent at Studiopottery.co.uk

Keith Kent

Upcoming events

Christmas Exhibition with ceramics at Cambridge Contemporary Art 1st November to 24th December, 2014 Mixed show
Twas the Night before Christmas at Contemporary Applied Arts 21st November to 24th December, 2014 seasonal selling show
Made 13, Brighton with ceramic art at Corn Exchange 20th - 23rd November 2014 A high quality contemporary craft and design fair showcasing over 120 designer, makers across all media from ceramics to glass, leather to jewellery. 
Palladian Craft Fair with ceramics at Hangar One, The Aviator Hotel 15th - 16th November 2014 Craft fair with ceramics including new work from Peter Cosentino

Recently added Courses

Evening Classes at Wobage - Jeremy Steward, Patia Davis & Ana Simmons - 5th January to 9th March, 2015
Jeremy Steward, Patia Davis & Ana Simmons - These 10 week courses, predominantly in thrown ceramics are suitable for beginners, intermediate and advanced makers. (Now **Monday evenings too!)
Bethan Jones - Regular Weekly workshops - 15th November 2014 to 9th March, 2015
Bethan teaches regular weekly workshops, as well as Saturday mornings.
Pottery - 10 Wk. Evening Classes (no dates yet): Gary Wood - 8th October to 28th January, 2015
Explore your creative potential through clay!
Brian Dickenson - throwing workshop - 22nd November 2014 to 28th January, 2015
Basic & intermediate throwing workshop

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.