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Ceramics by Ursula Waechter at Studiopottery.co.uk

Ursula Waechter

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Lesley Martin

Upcoming events

Shima Kara Shima E - ceramic art at Leach Pottery 13th September to 12th October, 2014 An exhibition of collaborative work by Ashley Howard and Risa Ohgi 
Martine Menard - ceramiste at Galerie de L'Europe 9th - 14th September 2014 Martine Menard ceramics with Pascal Bost paintings, vernissage 10 september 6-9pm
Open Studio - Christine-Ann Richards at Chapel House 26th September to 5th October, 2014 Exhibition of Thrown Porcelain and Garden Ceramics as part of Somerset Arts Week. Christine-Ann will be making a large vessel during the Open Studio
Keramik Europas 13 at Keramikmuseum Westerwald 26th September to 1st February, 2015 Westerwald Prize Exhibition - Jeremy Nichols work will be showing

Recently added Courses

Working with Clay - Jude Jelfs - 25th September 2014
Jude Jelfs is a potter and bronze worker who makes figurative ceramics in earthenware, stoneware and porcelain. 
Wheel thrown lidded forms in porcelain - 15th - 18th December 2014
Explore the making of a variety of lidded forms - for example a butter dish, teapot or ginger jar.
Exploring porcelain - throwing and hand-building:Jack Doherty - 20th - 23rd November 2014
Develop dynamic porcelain forms or containers by learning how to understand and exploit the intrinsic plastic quality of porcelain. 
Make ceramic spoons. Claire Ireland - 14th December 2014 - 23rd November 2014
Learn how to make ceramic spoons using hand building and surface decoration techniques.

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.