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Ceramics by Mark Titchiner at Studiopottery.co.uk

Mark Titchiner

Ceramics by Liz Mathews at Studiopottery.co.uk

Liz Mathews

Upcoming events

Unconventional Clay: Engaged in Change at Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, The 26th February to 12th June, 2016 co-curated by Catherine Futter and Leigh Taylor Mickelson, will explore diverse, creative and extraordinary ways that contemporary artists approach one of earth's most common materials.
Peter Cosentino - Ceramic Art at Community Arts Centre (Pershore) 18th February to 31st March, 2016 Solo Exhibition, No. 8. Peter Cosentino
Artist Talk with Alan Whittaker at Athenaeum (Liverpool), The 23rd February 2016 to 31st March, 2016 Local ceramic artist Alan Whittaker will speak abouthow he creates elegant Bone China vessels and his career in design and education.(at Liverpool Athenaeum)
Potters Open Day, Dacorum and Chiltern Potters Guild at Sandpit Theatre, The 5th March 2016 to 31st March, 2016 Speakers and Demonstrators: Prof. Magdalene Odundo, Jitka Palmer and Lisa Hammond

Recently added Courses

Wobage: 2-day - Wheel-Throwing Stoneware, Beginners - 7th - 8th July 2016
This intensive 2 day course is aimed specifically at beginners who have done little or no wheel-throwing before.
Animal sculpting in paper clay - Susan Halls at West Dean - 14th - 19th February 2016
Learn a fast and exciting approach to animal sculpting using a variety of pottery techniques.
Lesley McShea - 7th December to 12th December, 2016
Monday evenings from 6.30-8.30pm @ £25 per session. A regular series of Pottery Courses in Stoke Newington, London N16 by Lesley McShea.
Wobage: 5 Day Earthenware throwing and slip decorating: Patia Davis and guest James Burnett-Stuart - 29th June to 3rd July, 2016
Alongside guest demonstrator James Burnett-Stuart, Patia will lead an exploration of throwing and slip-decoration using earthenware clay.

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.