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 David Melville at Studiopottery.co.uk

David Melville

Ceramics by Paul Smith at Studiopottery.co.uk

Paul Smith

Upcoming events

York Open Studios - Isabel Denyer at Wighill House 17th - 26th April 2015 As part of York open studios, come and see Isabel Denyer's work. See her website for more info.  Weekends only 17-19 April and 25-26 April
Treasures from our Collection: MR. MARSHíS MARTINWARE at Kingston Museum 17th April to 4th July, 2015 This exhibition explores Kingston Museum's unique Martinware ceramic collection
York Open Studios - ceramicists at York Open Studios 17th - 26th April 2015 A range of high quality ceramics makes this an interesting Open Studio day trip to consider. Ceramics include Ruth King and Isabel K-J Denyer plus others. Get a leaflet from the website or just check out the website! WEEKENDS ONLY (17,18,19 and 25,26 April)
Sally Evans Artist and Makers Fair with ceramics at Thame Town Hall 18th April 2015 - 26th April 2015 includes new work from Mia Sarosi

Recently added Courses

English Slipware Decoration and Wheel Work with Daniel Johnston - 11th - 12th July 2015
During the workshop Daniel will demonstrate his signature Slipware decoration and wheel working techniques
Julian Jardine - Weekend Sculpting Workshop - 11th - 12th April 2015
A general Clay Sculpting Weekend
Easter Children's Pottery Course in East Sussex - 30th March to 3rd April, 2015
Easter Children's Pottery Course.....with Mohamed Hamid and Elizabeth Jardine.
Creative Clay - Junior Workshop at Easter in Hull - 28th March 2015 to 3rd April, 2015
Hand-building and model making for ages 8 - 12 years.

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.