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Ceramics by Ailsa Nicholson at Studiopottery.co.uk

Ailsa Nicholson

Ceramics by David Melville at Studiopottery.co.uk

David Melville

Upcoming events

Richard Phethean at Craft Centre & Design Gallery 1st August to 25th October, 2014 Solo show exhibiting stunning pottery by Richard Plethean
AUGUST FOCUS - FEATURED POTTERS at Bevere Gallery 1st August to 2nd September, 2014 New work from- David Frith & Margaret Frith New Maker to the Gallery- Wendy Kershaw
Cornwall Design Fair with ceramic art at Trereife House 15th - 17th August 2014 Includes new work from Jenny Beavan
En solo - Claude Champy at Galerie du Don 24th August to 9th October, 2014 Solo show

Recently added Courses

SVEND BAYER WORKSHOPS - Throwing - 25th - 27th July 2014
Svend Bayer will be holding a three day throwing workshop. TWO PLACES LEFT (8.7.14) If you want them act NOW!
Doug Fitch and Hannah McAndrew workshop - 27th - 28th September 2014
Doug Fitch and Hannah McAndrew present a weekend workshop.
School Holiday Activities Paint it, make it! with Julian Jardine and Jon Hoad - 7th - 8th April 2014
The Workshop is offering children's art workshops during the Easter school holidays.
Brian Dickenson - throwing workshop - 21st June 2014 - 8th April 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.