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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Ceramics by David Melville at Studiopottery.co.uk

David Melville

Ceramics by Kochevet Bendavid at Studiopottery.co.uk

Kochevet Bendavid

Upcoming events

Lasting Impressions - with ceramic art at Porthminster Gallery 7th February to 7th March, 2015 a joint show bringing together the intuitive paintings of Andrew Bird with the expressive ceramics of Barry Stedman.
Beginnings, with ceramics at Jane Reeves Gallery 3rd - 28th February 2015 New work from Emily-Kriste Wilcox as part of a group exhibition
The Landscape Is Memory at York College Gallery 23rd February to 26th March, 2015 Ceramic art by Adele Howitt - solo show
To The Coast at Porthminster Gallery 7th February to 7th March, 2015 A group show of five handpicked artists showcasing the range of inspiration to be found in the Cornish shoreline:

Recently added Courses

Ceramics Ė Workshop with Clive Bowen, assisted by Stefan Andersson - 13th - 17th July 2015
The workshop is conducted in English. Assisting instructor Stefan Andersson also speaks Swedish. To participate in this workshop you need previous experience of throwing and ceramic work.
Master Class - TACTILE TECHNIQUES WITH CLAY - Rachel Wood - 28th February 2015 - 17th July 2015
Explore and have fun with the process of coiling and pinching. Using an experimental approach, you will gain confidence, skills and befriend your clay!
Ceramic Workshop with Claire Ireland - 25th February to 1st April, 2015
Introduction to methods and creative potential of hand building  in clay. 6 week course
BONE CHINA AND MOULD MAKING - S.W.FRANCE 2015 - Sacha Wardell - 6th April to 7th September, 2015
All courses will run from Monday - Saturday ( finishing after lunch) and are limited to four students. (see dates) and are held in Juillac, Correze, France

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.