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 Janette Fry at Studiopottery.co.uk

Janette Fry

Ceramics by Jack Coelho at Studiopottery.co.uk

Jack Coelho

Upcoming events

Made Brighton with ceramic art at St Bartholomew’s 10th December 2016 One day contemporary craft and design fair
The Eeles family in Shaftesbury - Pots for Christmas at Shaftesbury Arts Centre 10th December to 2nd January, 2017 Preview day on Saturday 10th of December from 11am to 4pm.
Terra 30! Duo Expo: David Roberts & Susanne Silvertant at Terra Delft 10th - 7th December 2016

Recently added Courses

John Evans - Original Alternative Raku Workshop - Sussex - 26th - 29th May 2017
The 'Original' workshop course will include the use of burnishing and terra sigillata to provide the smooth and polished surface ideal for these 'naked clay' techniques. There will be tips on how to make work for successful firing, how to achieve those solid blacks and whites and the use of colour in naked raku.
Adult Summer Pottery Course with Mohamed Hamid - 29th August to 2nd September, 2016
Hand building, throwing and decorating techniques! (previous week Fully booked!)
Beginners’ Hand Building Workshops - Pat Short - 19th November to 25th November, 2017
Beginners courses run throughout the year 
Advanced Raku Workshop with John Evans - 9th - 12th June 2017
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). Book early Fills up very quickly! (now full at 11/11/16 but worth going on waiting list)

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.