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 Lesley Martin at Studiopottery.co.uk

Lesley Martin

Ceramics by Mark Titchiner at Studiopottery.co.uk

Mark Titchiner

Upcoming events

Art in the Gardens with ceramic art at Sheffield Botanical Gardens 6th - 7th September 2014 The 11th annual Art in the Gardens event, held in Sheffield Botanical Gardens, is arguably the largest outdoor art exhibition in the north of England with ceramic art from Linda Southwell.
Stephen Murfitt - ceramics in Ely at Old Fire Engine House, The 5th - 28th September 2014 New work from this master ceramicist, Stephen Murfitt
The Witherslack Group of Artists and Makers at Barwick Hall 13th September to 12th October, 2014 Annual show with new work.
Restless Artists – On a Journey at Yew Tree Gallery 6th September to 5th October, 2014 Includes new work from jitka Palmer

Recently added Courses

Advanced Raku Workshop with John Evans - 5th - 8th June 2015
The ‘Advanced' workshop for those familiar with burnishing and the use of Terra Sig incorporates a wide range of  fuming and smoking techniques (including a pit-fire)  and will be over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend. Book early Fills up very quickly! 
Understanding colour in glazes. Linda Bloomfield - 9th - 15th February 2015
Gain an understanding of making and using glazes focusing on how using colouring oxides affects different fluxes in a glaze.
Seymour Road Studios - Weekly Pottery courses - Fran Tristram - 8th September to 3rd December, 2014
Master all the hand-building techniques making pots by pinching, coiling and slab-building, together with introduction to decoration techniques using texture, slips, oxides and glazes.
Make ceramic spoons. Claire Ireland - 14th December 2014 to 3rd December, 2014
Learn how to make ceramic spoons using hand building and surface decoration techniques.

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.