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 Mary Kershaw at Studiopottery.co.uk

Mary Kershaw

Ceramics by John Calver at Studiopottery.co.uk

John Calver

Upcoming events

Sevenoaks School Craft Fair, with ceramics at Sevenoaks School 24th - 26th October 2014 Craft Fair with ceramics
John Newland Paintings Eddie & Margaret Curtis Ceramics at Bircham Gallery 11th October to 5th November, 2014 Solo show with new ceramics from Margaret Curtis, together with paintings by John Newland.
Norman Yap ceramics at Bloomsbury Design 15th October to 26th November, 2014 Norman Yap - joint show with abstract artist Jonathan Davis (check exact dates later)
Jonathan Garratt - Art Inspired by Gardens at Barn at Bury Court, The 2nd - 5th October 2014 his exhibition features a group of seven artists/craftsmen. Jonathan Garratt will be showing at this show

Recently added Courses

A Flower for Mandela - 5th - 7th September 2014
Free Workshops at Studio Eleven during the Freedom Festival.  Drop-in sessions for families and children, suitable for aged 6 upwards. 
Daniel Johnston Workshop - 11th October 2014 - 7th September 2014
Spend a day watching this world renowned potter -wheel thrown/slip decorated large jars
Advanced Raku Workshop with John Evans - 5th - 8th June 2015
The ĎAdvanced' 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)  and will be over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend. Book early Fills up very quickly! 
Expressing Essence in Ceramic Form - Antonia Salmon - 9th - 13th November 2014
Antonia Salmon - exploring the essence of clay forms that you create. Ref: 4D 4977. suitable for all levels

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.