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Work for Sale

Ceramics by Clare Crouchman at Studiopottery.co.uk

Clare Crouchman

Ceramics by Emily-Kriste Wilcox at Studiopottery.co.uk

Emily-Kriste Wilcox

Upcoming events

David & Margaret Frith Ceramics at Thoresby Gallery 4th - 11th October 2014 Oakwood Gallery present David and Margaret Frith. OPENING RECEPTION Saturday 4th October 12.00pm - 4.00pm
Peter Beard - ceramic sculpture at Contemporary Ceramics Centre 16th October to 15th November, 2014 New Ground - Peter Beard - solo show
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.
Partners in perfection - Peter Beard and Christiane Wilhelm at Galerie du Don 12th October to 27th November, 2014 Ceramics from Peter Beard and Christiane Wilhelm

Recently added Courses

Tanimoto Yoh Shu Ha Ri - 20th June 2014
Book Now for our 'workshop' with Japanese master potter Tanimoto Yoh who will present and demonstrate Iga yaki pottery
Ceramic Workshop with Claire Ireland - 8th October to 12th November, 2014
6 week course starting Wednesday 8th October 201410.00 - 1.00 180 for 6 weeks   + 5 firing charge
Seymour Road Studios - Weekly Pottery courses - Fran Tristram - 8th September to 3rd December, 2014
Master all the hand-building techniques making pots by pinching, coiling and slab-building, together with introduction to decoration techniques using texture, slips, oxides and glazes.
Working with Clay - Jude Jelfs - 25th September 2014 to 3rd December, 2014
Jude Jelfs is a potter and bronze worker who makes figurative ceramics in earthenware, stoneware and porcelain. 

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.