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 Jane Wheeler at Studiopottery.co.uk

Jane Wheeler

Ceramics by Philip N Wilks at Studiopottery.co.uk

Philip N Wilks

Upcoming events

AUGUST FOCUS: Dennis Farrell and Linda Styles at Bevere Gallery 1st August to 2nd September, 2015 Featured Potters - Dennis Farrell; Linda Styles - New to the Gallery - Angela Verdon
Art in Action - 2015 at Art In Action 16th - 19th July 2015 Always a great 4 day show. superb exhibitors and demonstrators - worth visiting if you can.
Matthew Blakely - Open studio in Cambridge at 9 Abbey Lane 25th - 26th July 2015 Open studio - chance to meet Matthew Blakely at his workshop and buy new work.
Master class - St. Nikolai im Sausal at Marktgemeinde St. Nikolai in Sausal 15th - 19th July 2015 Five day Master class by Martin McWilliam in Austria

Recently added Courses

Intermediate Throwing Summer School(RKD 318) with Emma Johnstone - 10th - 14th August 2015
This is a fun practical course, which aims to further enhance your understanding and aptitude of throwing on the wheel. 
With John Stroomer - Taking it to the next level - 27th - 31st July 2015
A five day course run by John Stroomer for participants - beginner to advanced.
Jane and Dylan Bowen Slipware Course - 25th - 28th July 2015
A 4 day course exploring all aspects of making and decorating slipware,techniques old and new.
Clay sculpting weekend workshop with Julian Jardine - 18th - 19th July 2015
If you are looking for an alternative and relaxing weekend during the summer then clay sculpting might be for you.

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.