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Ceramics by Juliet Walters at Studiopottery.co.uk

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Hidden Garden Art Show 2016 at Maureen Michaelson Contemporary Ceramics 4th - 12th June 2016 Featuring ceramic works by Frances Doherty and Jonathan Garratt. Weekends only
The Ceramics Studio Open studio at Ceramics Studio, The 18th June to 3rd July, 2016 Warwickshire Open Studios at The Ceramics Studio with Leyla Dauvin
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Throwing & hand building led by Sarah Purvey and Jo Taylor - 21st May 2016
One day - 21 may 2016 - The day will be a fun introduction to throwing on the wheel and to hand building techniques.
Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma in 3D Design with Emma Johnstone - 1st September to 1st July, 2017
Provides a specialist professionally oriented programme of study that covers the key knowledge, understanding and practical skills required in the 3D Design world of Ceramics. APPLY NOW (05.2016)FOR SEPTEMBER!
Children's Summer Pottery Classes With Mohamed Hamid - 25th - 29th July 2016
Children's Summer Pottery Classes: Ages 7-16. With potter Mohamed Hamid.
CERAMICS MASTERCLASS - James Oughtibridge - 9th July 2016 - 29th July 2016
Masterclass with James Oughtibridge. 10.00am to 4.00pm on Saturday 9 July only

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.