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 Liz Mathews at Studiopottery.co.uk

Liz Mathews

Ceramics by Ailsa Nicholson at Studiopottery.co.uk

Ailsa Nicholson

Upcoming events

Wardlow Mires Pottery and Food Festival at Three Stags' Heads 10th - 11th September 2016 With pots from Jim Simpson and around 50 others - this should be a great weekend if you can get there.
Annual Ceramics-fair at Burg Raeren at Topfermarkt Schloss Rheydt 10th - 11th September 2016 Some 70 Potters from around Europe will be showing their work.
Ceramics in Southwell at Market Square, Southwell 28th August 2016 - 11th September 2016 Over 30 potters, workshops for children and adults
The Witherslack Group of Artists and Makers at Barwick Hall 10th September to 9th October, 2016 Annual show with new work.

Recently added Courses

Wood and Ash - Steve Booton in France - 28th May to 4th June, 2016
This course is designed to appeal to makers who want to improve their throwing skills with intensive throwing sessions
CERAMICS MASTERCLASS - James Oughtibridge - 9th July 2016 to 4th June, 2016
Masterclass with James Oughtibridge. 10.00am to 4.00pm on Saturday 9 July only
Evening Classes at Wobage - Jeremy Steward and Patia Davis - 5th September to 15th December, 2016
Jeremy Steward and Patia Davis- These 10/11 week courses, predominantly in thrown ceramics are suitable for beginners, intermediate and advanced makers.
NIEK HOOGLAND at Kigbeare - 26th - 28th August 2016
slipware making and decorating workshop run by the wonderful Niek Hoogland from the Netherlands. 2 places left

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.