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 Eddie Curtis at Studiopottery.co.uk

Eddie Curtis

Ceramics by Alan Birchall at Studiopottery.co.uk

Alan Birchall

Upcoming events

Jane and Dylan Bowen - Open Studio 2018 at Open studio, Dylan Bowen 5th - 13th May 2018 Chance to meet Dylan and see his studio and maybe buy some of his latest work. Part of Oxfordshire Artweeks
NICHOLAS LEES 'PENUMBRA' at Rabley Contemporary Drawing Centre 19th May to 22nd June, 2018 Fine porcelain vessels and drawings explore the uncertainty of the edge and shadow.
Tessa Wolfe Murray: May Festival Artists Open House trail at Open House - Tessa Wolfe Murray 5th - 28th May 2018 See Tessa Wolfe Murray and her new work (Note: weekends and 7 and 28 May bank holidays - only)
HANDMADE OXFORD at Oxford Town Hall 18th - 20th May 2018 Over 90 makers in mixed show. Ceramics Lindy Barletta and Margaret Gardiner and others

Recently added Courses

Regular Pottery Courses by Suleyman Saba - 29th January to 31st December, 2018
Students will learn about preparing clay and different techniques of ceramics from pinch pots and coiled pottery, to slab building and throwing. Students are also guided on aspects of decoration and glazing. 
Lindy Barletta weekday Courses in East Sheen - 1st January to 31st December, 2018
Studio Pottery Making techniques: A terms course covers a project in each - pinching, coiling, slab building and throwing.

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.