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Work for Sale

Ceramics by Linda Southwell at Studiopottery.co.uk

Linda Southwell

Ceramics by Tony Foard at Studiopottery.co.uk

Tony Foard

Upcoming events

Summer Craft Collection at New Ashgate Gallery 9th May to 22nd August, 2015 Includes ceramic art by Roger Lewis
Alan Birchall - open studio at Red Lion Pottery 30th - 31st May 2015 Open studio all weekend 11am to 6.00pm. see some of Alan's latest work.
Open Studio - Project Workshops at Project Workshops 16th - 17th May 2015
Emily-Kriste Wilcox Open studio at Custard Factory 16th May 2015 - 17th May 2015 See new work and meet the ceramicist, Emily-Kriste Wilcox

Recently added Courses

Throwing weekend - September - Matthew Blakely - 26th - 27th September 2015
A weekend course designed to teach you the basics or really help improve your throwing skills. 
Ceramic Courses at Rufford run by Rachel Wood - 26th May to 14th July, 2015
All the ceramic courses are suitable for the beginner and more experienced student.
Throwing weekend - Matthew Blakely - 21st - 22nd November 2015
A weekend course designed to teach you the basics or really help improve your throwing skills. 
Jenny Beavan - 1 Day Workshop only - 31st May 2015 - 22nd November 2015
One day workshop in conjunction with Open Studios Cornwall

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.