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 Jasmin Rowlandson at Studiopottery.co.uk

Jasmin Rowlandson

Ceramics by Linda Southwell at Studiopottery.co.uk

Linda Southwell

Upcoming events

Celebrating Summer- mixed show with ceramics at Strathearn Gallery 11th July to 6th September, 2015
Matthew Blakely - Open studio in Cambridge at 9 Abbey Lane 25th - 26th July 2015 Open studio - chance to meet Matthew Blakely at his workshop and buy new work.
Lindy Barletta in Barnes, West london at Barnes Village Fair 11th July 2015 - 26th July 2015 Barnes Village Summer Fair
Celebrate - Devon Guild celebrates 60 years at Devon Guild of Craftsmen 18th July to 6th September, 2015 As a leading contemporary crafts organisation Devon Guild of Craftsmen has reached a landmark birthday - 60 Years

Recently added Courses

Intermediate Throwing Summer School (RKD316) with Emma Johnstone - 20th - 24th July 2015
This is a fun practical course, which aims to further enhance your understanding and aptitude of throwing on the wheel. 
Clay sculpting weekend workshop with Julian Jardine - 18th - 19th July 2015
If you are looking for an alternative and relaxing weekend during the summer then clay sculpting might be for you.
Jane and Dylan Bowen Slipware Course - 25th - 28th July 2015
A 4 day course exploring all aspects of making and decorating slipware,techniques old and new.
JAPANESE POTTERS : the next generation - 2 DAY JAPANESE WORKSHOP - 26th - 28th June 2015
Six young Japanese potters, who have all  served long apprenticeships with Masters, and are now making a name for themselves in their own right, are teaching a weekend workshop at Kigbeare.

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.