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 Lesley Martin at Studiopottery.co.uk

Lesley Martin

Ceramics by Paul Smith at Studiopottery.co.uk

Paul Smith

Upcoming events

Future Forwards at Bluecoat Display Centre 24th March to 22nd April, 2017 This exhibition examines the role, which different digital technologies play in the development and innovation of craft today.
Sussex Guild Contemporary Craft Fair - Horsham at Parkside (Sussex Guild) 1st - 2nd April 2017 Mixed show with 40 exhibitors including Tessa Wolfe-Murray
Le Printemps des Potiers market at Le Printemps des Potiers market 15th - 17th April 2017 John Townsend and many other makers
Anglian Potters in The Undercroft at Undercroft, The (Norwich) 8th - 23rd April 2017 Anglian Potters' members come from all over the region and represent every discipline within ceramics

Recently added Courses

Jane and Dylan Bowen Slipware Course - 15th - 18th July 2017
Jane and Dylan Bowen Slipware Course 2017  15,16,17 & 18th July
Easter School Holiday Courses - Katharine Gleeson - 1st - 30th April 2017
Easter School Holiday Courses
A BIRD IN THE HAND - 10th - 11th June 2017
one day hand-building workshop to make your own bird sculptures: choose Sat 10 or Sun 11 June
Throwing on the potters wheel with Jo Taylor - 22nd April 2017 - 11th June 2017
The workshop will be a fun introduction to throwing on the potters wheel under the guidance of Jo Taylor, no previous throwing experience is necessary.

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.