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 Juliet Walters at Studiopottery.co.uk

Juliet Walters

Ceramics by David Melville at Studiopottery.co.uk

David Melville

Upcoming events

MADE LONDON Ė CANARY WHARF at Canada Square Park 17th - 25th March 2017 Design and Craft Fair - Note: ONLY 17 - 20 and 22 - 25 MARCH 2017
Ten Years On - ceramics from Emily-Kriste Wilcox at Porthminster Gallery 25th March to 6th May, 2017 New work - Emily-Kriste Wilcox
Artist Talk by Mari-Ruth Oda at Athenaeum (Liverpool), The 28th February 2017 to 6th May, 2017 Ceramicist Mari-Ruth Oda. Mari will speak about her artistic career. A traditional afternoon tea will follow the talk. This event is open to current and new subscribing Members.
SuperBowls at Craft in the Bay 11th March to 7th May, 2017 New work from a group of makers not known for making bowls!

Recently added Courses

Wobage: 4 Day Jar making/slip decorated Earthenware - 13th - 16th July 2017
This jar making course will run over 4 days.  Patia makes jars in both porcelain and earthenware
Personal 'Bespoke'Tuition - Bob and Mary Kershaw - 16th February to 28th February, 2018
Mary and Bob offer private tuition in clay modelling, sculpture AND the potter's wheel for complete beginners through to intermediate level.. (Gift Vouchers available for Christmas, Birthdays etc...)
6 week Pottery Course with Jessica Jordan - 1st March to 5th April, 2017
You will have the opportunity to cover a wide range of skills including; hand building, throwing on a pottery wheel, coiling, slip decoration, glazing and more.
Childrens Saturday School, Pottery with Katherine Gleeson - 14th February to 30th November, 2017
A fun course during which Katharine will teach the basic traditional techniques of throwing on the wheel, hand building and decoration.

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.