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Ceramics by Leslie Parrott at Studiopottery.co.uk

Leslie Parrott

Ceramics by Liz Mathews at Studiopottery.co.uk

Liz Mathews

Upcoming events

ALLAN MANHAM CERAMICS - Open Studio at 35 Oxford Road, London 3rd - 5th October 2014 A new collection of pots. You are cordially invited to the private view on Friday 3 Oct 6pm to 9pm rsvp
Christmas Fair with ceramics - Georgie Beadman at Defence Academy, The 18th October 2014 - 5th October 2014 Includes work from Georgie Beadman
Open studios exhibition - Northants Guild of Designer Craftsmen at Milton Malsor Village Hall 4th - 5th October 2014 Northants Guild of Designer Craftsmen, Open Studios Exhibition with peter cosentino showing new work.
Terrain - Jenny Beavan at Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro 27th September to 9th January, 2015 New work from Jenny Beavan

Recently added Courses

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. 
Expressing Essence in Ceramic Form - Antonia Salmon - 9th - 13th November 2014
Antonia Salmon - exploring the essence of clay forms that you create. Ref: 4D 4977. suitable for all levels
A Flower for Mandela - 5th - 7th September 2014
Free Workshops at Studio Eleven during the Freedom Festival.  Drop-in sessions for families and children, suitable for aged 6 upwards. 
Tanimoto Yoh Ė Shu Ha Ri - 20th June 2014 - 7th September 2014
Book Now for our 'workshop' with Japanese master potter Tanimoto Yoh who will present and demonstrate Iga yaki pottery

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.