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Ceramics by Jack Coelho at Studiopottery.co.uk

Jack Coelho

Ceramics by Patricia Shone at Studiopottery.co.uk

Patricia Shone

Upcoming events

North Yorkshire Open Studios at North Yorkshire Open Studios 6th - 14th June 2015 A wide range of open studios around York and North Yorkshire - specific days only - see below see website for more details and for members see their profile pages. 
Potfest Scotland - 17th year at Scone Palace, Scotland 12th - 14th June 2015 Marquee event at Scone Palace, Perth with many well known and some yet to be well known potters showing. (Julian Jardine will be demonstrating)
JUNE FOCUS Featured Potters Keith Varney, Annabel Faraday and Gabriele Koch at Bevere Gallery 30th May to 1st July, 2015 more info later.
Monika Debus at Contemporary Ceramics Centre 25th June to 18th July, 2015 Monika makes two-tone slab-built stoneware vessels which are low salt-fired in a reduction atmosphere.

Recently added Courses

JAPANESE POTTERS : the next generation - 2 DAY JAPANESE WORKSHOP - 26th - 28th June 2015
Six young Japanese potters, who have all  served long apprenticeships with Masters, and are now making a name for themselves in their own right, are teaching a weekend workshop at Kigbeare.
Weekend Throwing Pottery Course in Mid Wales - Alex Allpress - 16th - 17th May 2015
Potter's Wheel Day or Weekend Workshops - Spend a relaxing day or weekend making pots on the potter's wheel.
Smoke and Fire two day workshop - Claire Ireland - 11th - 12th July 2015
Short Course - Smoke and Fire two day workshop
David Rogers, The Vinegar Hill Pottery - 9th May 2015 - 12th July 2015
This is the perfect course for people who have always wanted to try their hand at making pots on the potter's wheel. (now only 1 space left 6/5/15)

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.