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Ceramics by Tony Foard at Studiopottery.co.uk

Tony Foard

Ceramics by Janet Halligan at Studiopottery.co.uk

Janet Halligan

Upcoming events

Design and Craft fair at West Dean Gallery 19th - 21st June 2015 Will feature around 100 innovative makers and designers including excellent ceramic artists, as well as workshops
John Maltby: Celebrating 60 Years of Making at Devon Guild of Craftsmen 13th June to 12th July, 2015 One of Britains great makers celebrates 60 years making with this show.
THE ARTISTS @ REDLEES Summer Open Studios at Redlees Studios 5th - 7th June 2015 Open studios - Ceramics, glass, fine art, sculpture, jewellery, metalworks, photography, leather accessories and more...
Open Exhibition - Loveís Philosophy at Quirky Art Studio Gallery 6th June to 5th July, 2015 Artists of all backgrounds and disciplines have been invited to exhibit their work. inspired by the poem of ĎLove's Philosophy' by Percy Bysshe Shelley

Recently added Courses

Weekend Throwing Pottery Course in Mid Wales - Alex Allpress - 16th - 17th May 2015
Potter's Wheel Day or Weekend Workshops - Spend a relaxing day or weekend making pots on the potter's wheel.
David Rogers, The Vinegar Hill Pottery - 9th May 2015 - 17th May 2015
This is the perfect course for people who have always wanted to try their hand at making pots on the potter's wheel. (now only 1 space left 6/5/15)
Smoke and Fire two day workshop - Claire Ireland - 11th - 12th July 2015
Short Course - Smoke and Fire two day workshop
With John Stroomer - Taking it to the next level - 27th - 31st July 2015
A five day course run by John Stroomer for participants - beginner to advanced.

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 Рabout 12 women Рhas 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.