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!

New Members

Work for Sale

Ceramics by Catherine Portal at Studiopottery.co.uk

Catherine Portal

Ceramics by Alan Birchall at Studiopottery.co.uk

Alan Birchall

Upcoming events

Open Weekend - John Rastall at Harlequin Gallery 25th - 27th July 2014 A selection of pottery from some top potters, selected carefully by John Rastall
Chris Keenan - Solo show at New Craftsman Gallery 26th July to 31st August, 2014 See Chris Keenan's superb ceramics at this exhibition in St.Ives 
4th International Triennial of Silicate Arts at Kecskemet Cultural and Conference Centre 3rd August to 7th September, 2014 Ceramics Festival and exhibition
Charlie & Paulineís OPEN STUDIO at Allanbank Mill Steading 1st - 4th August 2014 Halima cassell is guest exhibitor

Recently added Courses

Brian Dickenson - throwing workshop - 21st June 2014
Basic & intermediate throwing workshop: Also on July 19, August 16 and September 20 2014.
LONG WEEKEND TEAPOT COURSE - 17th - 20th July 2014
If you have some throwing basics under your belt, it may be satisfying to try a more complex challenge.
Brian Dickenson - throwing workshop - 20th September 2014 - 20th July 2014
Basic & intermediate throwing workshop
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.