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 Keith Kent at Studiopottery.co.uk

Keith Kent

Ceramics by James Faulkner at Studiopottery.co.uk

James Faulkner

Upcoming events

Delicious - a selected mixed group exhibition at Cupola Contemporary Art Gallery 29th November to 10th January, 2015 mixed show - exhibitors not known at present
Anjin ABE and Satoshi YOSHIKAWA at Bizen Gallery Aoyama 6th - 13th December 2014 Satoshi YOSHIKAWA. He was born in 1983. 2012 He studied under Mr. Abe
The Ceramics Studio Christmas Show at Ceramics Studio, The 29th - 30th November 2014 Leyla & Bruno would like to invite you to the "vernissage" of their Christmas Exhibition 
MADE IN CLERKENWELL OPEN STUDIOS AT CRAFT CENTRAL at Craft Central 27th - 30th November 2014 With a wide range of craft including ceramicists. 3 Buildings. Over 100 Designers

Recently added Courses

Bethan Jones - Regular Weekly workshops - 11th October 2014
Bethan teaches regular weekly workshops, as well as Saturday mornings.
Evening Classes at Wobage - Jeremy Steward, Patia Davis & Ana Simmons - 5th January to 9th March, 2015
Jeremy Steward, Patia Davis & Ana Simmons - These 10 week courses, predominantly in thrown ceramics are suitable for beginners, intermediate and advanced makers. (Now **Monday evenings too!)
Plaster Model/Mould Making For Slip Cast Ceramics with Ed Bentley - 22nd - 24th April 2015
These three day residential courses help craft potters, students or anyone wishing to develop their skills in plaster mould making for slip-cast ceramics.   All are welcome to attend, regardless of current skill level and background. 
Making and decorating: Jim Robison - 26th - 31st July 2015
Hands on making in all areas, but with specific emphasis on hand built and extruded forms.

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.