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 Alan Foxley at Studiopottery.co.uk

Alan Foxley

Ceramics by Catherine Portal at Studiopottery.co.uk

Catherine Portal

Upcoming events

Clare Crouchman - Open studio at Clare Crouchman's Studio 28th - 30th November 2014 Clare invites you to her  Christmas Open Studio in Histon, Cambridge.
Kigbeare Christmas Sale with ceramics at Kigbeare Studiopottery 29th - 30th November 2014 Come and join the makers for a hot spicy cup of mulled wine and a mince pie, and pick up a hand made unique Christmas present at the same time. - Includes ceramics
Christmas Exhibition with ceramics at Quirky Art Studio Gallery 29th November to 7th December, 2014 Mixed show at Weekends of 29 and 30 November and 6/7 December. 
Christmas Exhibition - Stoneware Pots by Chris Lewis at South Heighton Pottery 29th November to 7th December, 2014 Two weekends - 29-30.11 and 6-7.12.2014. Chris Lewis's Annual Christmas Exhibition of pottery and ceramics. 

Recently added Courses

Plaster Model/Mould Making For Slip Cast Ceramics with Ed Bentley - 22nd - 24th April 2015
These three day residential courses help craft potters, students or anyone wishing to develop their skills in plaster mould making for slip-cast ceramics.   All are welcome to attend, regardless of current skill level and background. 
Plaster Model/Mould Making For Slip Cast Ceramics with Ed Bentley - 4th - 6th February 2015
These three day residential courses help craft potters, students or anyone wishing to develop their skills in plaster mould making for slip-cast ceramics.   All are welcome to attend, regardless of current skill level and background. 
Bethan Jones - Regular Weekly workshops - 11th October 2014 - 6th February 2015
Bethan teaches regular weekly workshops, as well as Saturday mornings.
Evening Classes at Wobage - Jeremy Steward, Patia Davis & Ana Simmons - 5th January to 9th March, 2015
Jeremy Steward, Patia Davis & Ana Simmons - These 10 week courses, predominantly in thrown ceramics are suitable for beginners, intermediate and advanced makers. (Now **Monday evenings too!)

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.