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 James Faulkner at Studiopottery.co.uk

James Faulkner

Ceramics by Patricia Shone at Studiopottery.co.uk

Patricia Shone

Upcoming events

Tiffany Scull in Taunton - Christmas show at Harlequin Gallery (Taunton) 1st November to 31st January, 2015 New work from Tiffany Scull. (check with gallery to confirm  exact dates)
Art in Clay at Farnham 2014 at Art in Clay - Farnham 15th - 16th November 2014 The 18th Art in Clay Farnham takes place in November. There will be a range of work from newly qualified artists working in clay to potters with many years of creative work behind them.
Guided Bluecoat Studio Artists Tour at Bluecoat Display Centre 6th November 2014 - 16th November 2014 Take the rare opportunity to go behind the scenes and visit a selection of Bluecoat artists' studios. Followed by coffee & cake at the Upstairs Bistro and a Cleo Mussi exhibition talk at the Bluecoat Display Centre.
Mixed Christmas Show at Cambridge Contemporary Art 1st November to 24th December, 2014 Mixed show

Recently added Courses

Julian Jardine - Adult Clay Sculpture courses - 28th October to 17th December, 2014
Adult Clay Classes - A course of classes allowing individuals to have a go at sculpting in clay.  £88 - for 8 weeks
Evening Class Monday's Patia Davis - 5th January to 9th March, 2015
A wheel throwing course run by Patia Davis at Wobage.
Bethan Jones - Regular Weekly workshops - 11th October 2014 to 9th March, 2015
Bethan teaches regular weekly workshops, as well as Saturday mornings.
Pottery for Kids. Saturday Morning Clay Club (next date to be advised) - 6th October to 28th February, 2015
A weekly club for children to come and enjoy working with clay.Saturday mornings 10.30 - 12.30. Cost: £15.00pw

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.