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 Margaret Curtis at Studiopottery.co.uk

Margaret Curtis

Upcoming events

Richard Batterham: A Life in Pots at Contemporary Applied Arts 5th October to 5th November, 2016 A retrospective celebrating the work of Richard Batterham marking his 80th year.
Art for Youth North at Queen Mary's School 18th - 21st October 2016 exhibition of paintings, etchings, photographs, ceramics and sculpture - with a special focus on artists living and working in the North. 
Jennifer Lee exhibition at Erskine, Hall & Coe 29th September to 27th October, 2016 This exhibition of new works will present some of the ceramics which Lee made in Japan alongside works made in London.
Sussex Guild show with ceramic art at De La Warr Pavillion 22nd - 23rd October 2016 Mixed show at this new and interesting location.

Recently added Courses

Wood and Ash - Steve Booton in France - 28th May to 4th June, 2016
This course is designed to appeal to makers who want to improve their throwing skills with intensive throwing sessions
CERAMICS MASTERCLASS - James Oughtibridge - 9th July 2016 to 4th June, 2016
Masterclass with James Oughtibridge. 10.00am to 4.00pm on Saturday 9 July only
Evening Classes at Wobage - Jeremy Steward and Patia Davis - 5th September to 15th December, 2016
Jeremy Steward and Patia Davis- These 10/11 week courses, predominantly in thrown ceramics are suitable for beginners, intermediate and advanced makers.
Jane & Dylan Bowen Slipware Course - 23rd - 26th July 2016
4 days making and decorating using techniques old and new

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.