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Ceramics by David Melville at Studiopottery.co.uk

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Ceramics by David Wright at Studiopottery.co.uk

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Upcoming events

Wonderwool - Alex Allpress will be showing at Royal Welsh Agricultural Society 26th - 27th April 2014 Alex Allpress new work
Open Studios West Berkshire & North Hampshire - Ursula Waechter ceramics at Catherine Villa 3rd - 26th May 2014 Ursula Waechter is exhibiting with the painter Christopher Hall in the centre of Newbury: Note - Mostly weekends -see specific dates.
ValÚria Nascimento - ceramics at Contemporary Ceramics Centre 1st - 31st May 2014 Blooming  - solo show
Potter in the window - John Calver at Gallery 1611 1st - 31st May 2014 New work from John Calver

Recently added Courses

Jill Ford - Ceramic Workshops - Cherub Wall Clock - 12th June 2014
Learn to throw pots under the expert guidance of professional potter Jill Ford. Jill will carefully guide you through all the stages needed to throw a vase or bowl.
Smoke and Fire - Two-Day Workshop with Claire Ireland - 5th - 6th July 2014
This two day workshop will explore a variety of smoke-firing techniques resulting from the interaction of clay and fire.
Tim Andrews - 1st - 30th April 2015
Tim will be teaching in April 2015 - exact dates nearer the time or contact Coombe farm studios for more information.
Jill Ford - Ceramic Workshops - Green Man Garden Plaque - 1st May 2014 - 30th April 2015
Under the expert guidance of professional potter Jill Ford. Jill will carefully guide you through all the stages needed to create the Green man Garden Plaque

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.