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Ceramics by Jack Coelho at Studiopottery.co.uk

Jack Coelho

Ceramics by Emma Johnstone at Studiopottery.co.uk

Emma Johnstone

Upcoming events

Stalwarts - ceramic art at Bluecoat Display Centre 4th February to 18th March, 2017 Presents ceramic artists John Leach, John Ward, David & Margaret Frith, Emily Myers, Duncan Ross and Gabriele Koch
Collect 2017 at Saatchi Gallery 2nd - 6th February 2017 The International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects brings together the world's finest galleries representing exceptional work of museum-quality from their portfolio of artists. 
Martin McWilliam solo at Terra Delft 28th January to 25th February, 2017 New work from this master potter
2017 FEBRUARY FOCUS at Bevere Gallery 3rd February to 1st March, 2017 Featured potters - Jack Doherty, Jade Crompton, Scott Wilson

Recently added Courses

Evening Classes at Wobage - Jeremy Steward and Patia Davis - 9th January to 31st December, 2017
Jeremy Steward and Patia Davis- These 10/11 week courses, predominantly in thrown ceramics are suitable for beginners, intermediate and advanced makers.
Seymour Road Studios - Weekly Pottery courses - Fran Tristram - 20th February to 23rd May, 2017
Master all the hand-building techniques making pots by pinching, coiling and slab-building, together with introduction to decoration techniques using texture, slips, oxides and glazes.
2017: 5 day CERAMIC COURSE - Jim Robison - 30th July to 4th August, 2017
The focus is on hand-building, looking at ceramic forms and surface textures.   A whole range of work will be possible,  including Slab ware, Extrusions, and Throwing
2017 CERAMICS Glaze COURSE - Jim Robison - 9th - 14th April 2017
Glaze technology based on use of raw materials will be explained, along with practical sessions in Mixing glazes, Methods of  application and Firing cycles. 

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.