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 Mark Titchiner at Studiopottery.co.uk

Mark Titchiner

Ceramics by Margaret Curtis at Studiopottery.co.uk

Margaret Curtis

Upcoming events

20th anniversary of Gallery Carla Koch at Galerie Carla Koch 18th April to 3rd May, 2015 Special anniversary exhibition presents new work by 22 artists. (weekends only)
York Open Studios - Isabel Denyer at Wighill House 17th - 26th April 2015 As part of York open studios, come and see Isabel Denyer's work. See her website for more info.  Weekends only 17-19 April and 25-26 April
The Gnarly Dudes Revisited at Barn Pottery, The 18th - 19th April 2015 All of the Gnarly Dudes are busy working towards the Revisited exhibition. 
Sally Evans Artist and Makers Fair with ceramics at Thame Town Hall 18th April 2015 - 19th April 2015 includes new work from Mia Sarosi

Recently added Courses

Jenny Beavan - 1 Day Workshop only - 31st May 2015
One day workshop in conjunction with Open Studios Cornwall
Beginner Pottery Weekend Course - with Kim Langley - 23rd May to 17th October, 2015
Learn to hand build and to throw on a potters wheel at this series of Potters Workshops (various weekends)
Julian Jardine - Adult Clay Sculpture courses - 3rd March to 28th April, 2015
Adult Clay Classes - A course of classes allowing individuals to have a go at sculpting in clay.  77 - for 7 weeks
Master Class - Ceramic Decoration with Lithium - Regina Heinz - 31st October to 1st November, 2015
Ceramic Decoration Techniques with lithium glaze

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.