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Ceramics by Philip N Wilks at Studiopottery.co.uk

Philip N Wilks

Ceramics by Ailsa Nicholson at Studiopottery.co.uk

Ailsa Nicholson

Upcoming events

CENTRED at Farmleigh Gallery 8th August to 5th October, 2014 Includes New work from Mandy Parslow and coincides with the International Academy of Ceramics 46th General Assembly at Dublin Castle 9th - 12th September 2014.
Summer Exhibiton including ceramic art at Bircham Gallery 2nd August to 10th September, 2014 Annual summer exhibition showcases a wonderful and vibrant selection of work from our best artists and craftspeople.
INTERNATIONAL CERAMICS AND POTTERY FAIR OF ARGENTONA at Argentona - Festival 2nd - 4th August 2014 FIRA DEL CANTIR - ceramics festival
IN BEAUTY MAY I WALK - Sculpture show at Doddington Hall and Gardens 2nd August to 7th September, 2014 Several of Jo Taylor's large scale works will be going on show

Recently added Courses

THROWING ON THE POTTERíS WHEEL - Roger Guy-Young - 15th - 17th August 2014
This class is suitable for both absolute beginners, and those with some experience who are looking for some concentrated time and tuition to improve their skills.
Doug Fitch and Hannah McAndrew workshop - 27th - 28th September 2014
Doug Fitch and Hannah McAndrew present a weekend workshop.
Brian Dickenson - throwing workshop - 21st June 2014 - 28th September 2014
Basic & intermediate throwing workshop: Also on July 19, August 16 and September 20 2014.
University of Brighton - 1st September to 1st July, 2015

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.