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 Eddie Curtis at Studiopottery.co.uk

Eddie Curtis

Ceramics by Juliet Walters at Studiopottery.co.uk

Juliet Walters

Upcoming events

Dacorum and Chiltern Potters Guild - exhibition at Kingsbury Barn 7th - 10th September 2017 Show by members of Dacorum Chiltern Potters Guild.
Focus on Antonia Salmon's work at York City Art Gallery 1st September to 23rd December, 2017 Antonia's work will be featured in the Gallery shop
Hakatere Annual Exhibition 2017 at Hakatere Annual Exhibition 14th - 21st September 2017 Jane McCulla will be a guest exhibitor
Good Nature - Antonia Salmon at Candida Stevens Gallery 16th September to 28th October, 2017 New work - Antonia Salmon

Recently added Courses

Animal Sculpting With Celia Allen - 8th - 10th September 2017
Learn how to sculpt animals of various forms, with a possible Raku firing day to finish
Slip Decorating With Richard Wilson - 23rd - 25th June 2017
Students will be throwing or press moulding forms to decorate with slips.
CHILDREN'S SUMMER POTTERY WEEK in East Sussex - 7th - 10th August 2017
Have fun and get messy discovering a variety of hand building, throwing and decorating techniques!
Hand Building & Smoke Firing Course at the Moulin with Frances Marr - 11th - 17th June 2017
Over the the course of the week we will explore smoke-firing techniques resulting from the interaction of clay and fire. 

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.