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Ceramics by Paul Smith at Studiopottery.co.uk

Paul Smith

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Eddie Curtis

Upcoming events

11th Open Studios Cornwall - Jenny Beavan at Crypt Gallery, St.Ives 23rd - 29th May 2015 Jenny Beavan at St. Ives Society of Artists
New Work by Walter Keeler at Contemporary Ceramics Centre 7th - 30th May 2015 Wally Keeler, wonderful new work.
Solo:Solar: Tim Andrews: Ceramic art at Tim Andrews Gallery 23rd May to 21st June, 2015 Tim Andrews and makers from across the UK
3@11 - ceramics from Sarah Villeneau at Studio Eleven 2nd May to 14th June, 2015 New work from Sarah Villeneau

Recently added Courses

Throwing weekend - Matthew Blakely - 21st - 22nd November 2015
A weekend course designed to teach you the basics or really help improve your throwing skills. 
Throwing weekend - September - Matthew Blakely - 26th - 27th September 2015
A weekend course designed to teach you the basics or really help improve your throwing skills. 
Creative Clay - Junior Workshop at Easter in Hull - 28th March 2015 - 27th September 2015
Hand-building and model making for ages 8 - 12 years.
David Rogers, The Vinegar Hill Pottery - 9th May 2015 - 27th September 2015
This is the perfect course for people who have always wanted to try their hand at making pots on the potter's wheel. 

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.