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Work for Sale

Ceramics by Prue Cooper at Studiopottery.co.uk

Prue Cooper

Ceramics by Janet Halligan at Studiopottery.co.uk

Janet Halligan

Upcoming events

Endearing Freaks? The Martin Brothers Potters at Standen House and Garden 1st August to 13th November, 2016 Exhibition of ceramics at the National Trust's Standen House and Garden sees the work of the Martin Brothers in a new light
Sussex Guild Craft Show - includes Ceramics at Pashley Manor Gardens 27th - 29th August 2016 This will be The Sussex Guild's 13th year at Pashley and the craft show will be situated in a large marquee in front of the Manor House. The show will feature about fifty exhibitors including ceramics
Eeles pottery demonstrating at Taunton flower Show at Taunton Flower Show 5th - 6th August 2016 We will be demonstrating the Raku firing at this years flower show
Sussex Guild Craft Show - includes Ceramics at Michelham Priory 4th - 7th August 2016 The Sussex Guild has held a show at historic Michelham Priory for forty four years. Mixed show with the best of Sussex Art and craft.

Recently added Courses

Hand - building skills with Sarah Purvey - 7th June to 12th July, 2016
Six week evening class 7-9pm starting Tuesday 7th June.  A six week programme of hand building skills.Taught by Sarah Purvey Please make your booking through the Pound 01249 701628
BEGINNER: INTERMEDIATE THROWING COURSES at Leach Pottery - 11th July to 24th August, 2016
We offer a 3 or 5 day practice-based throwing course
Adult Summer Pottery Course with Mohamed Hamid - 29th August to 2nd September, 2016
Hand building, throwing and decorating techniques! (previous week Fully booked!)
CERAMICS MASTERCLASS - James Oughtibridge - 9th July 2016 to 2nd September, 2016
Masterclass with James Oughtibridge. 10.00am to 4.00pm on Saturday 9 July only

Proposed new limits for Cadmium and Lead release in pottery and glass

A consultation is being held regarding proposed new limits for Cadmium and Lead release in pottery and glass that is intended for use with food. Under these proposed new rules the lead release limit is lowered by 400 times the current one.

This will affect a lot of potters, especially those of us making functional wares and using commercial or own recipe lead based glazes. I think as many people as possible should have the opportunity to respond to this consultation. In summary, the European Commission is looking into revising limits for the release of lead and cadmium from ceramic materials and articles intended to come into contact with foodstuffs, as currently laid down in Council Directive 84/500. The Commission are also considering including other materials, such as glass, in the new measure.

A link to the information and the questionaires is here:

http://www.craftscotland.org/craft-news/news-article.html?consultation-on-proposed-limits-for-release-of-metals-from-ceramics-into-food&document_id=1137

Please pass it on to others who may be interested.


Posted on August 10 2012 under News, News about Makers.