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 David Wright at Studiopottery.co.uk

David Wright

Ceramics by Paul Smith at Studiopottery.co.uk

Paul Smith

Upcoming events

4th International Triennial of Silicate Arts at Kecskemet Cultural and Conference Centre 3rd August to 7th September, 2014 Ceramics Festival and exhibition
August Ceramics at Birmingham Botanical Gardens 16th - 26th August 2014 New work by Lichfield Group Midlands Potters Association
Cornwall Design Fair with ceramic art at Trereife House 15th - 17th August 2014 Includes new work from Jenny Beavan
Charlie & Pauline’s OPEN STUDIO at Allanbank Mill Steading 1st - 4th August 2014 Halima cassell is guest exhibitor

Recently added Courses

Brian Dickenson - throwing workshop - 19th July 2014
Basic & intermediate throwing workshop: Also on August 16 and September 20 2014.
ONE-DAY THROWING WORKSHOP with Julie Ayton - 17th August 2014
Throwing days are suitable for all students from absolute beginners to experienced potters who want to extend the scale or range of their throwing through guided practice.
Brian Dickenson - throwing workshop - 16th August 2014
Basic & intermediate throwing workshop: Also on September 20 2014.
University of Brighton - 1st September to 1st July, 2015

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.