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 Janette Fry at Studiopottery.co.uk

Janette Fry

Ceramics by Prue Cooper at Studiopottery.co.uk

Prue Cooper

Upcoming events

Jane and Dylan Bowen - Christmas Sale 2014 at Open studio, Dylan Bowen 4th - 6th December 2014 New work with sale of seconds.
Wirral Potters at Christmas at Heswall Library 29th November to 13th December, 2014 An annual exhibition by the members of Wirral Potters
London Potters Annual Exhibition of Ceramics at Morley Gallery 2nd - 16th December 2014 Excellent show of work from around 90 members from London Potters. Well worth a visit. (PV: 1 December from 6pm to 8.00pm)
Christmas Fair - with ceramics at Pinewood School 29th November 2014 - 16th December 2014 Georgie Beadman will be showing

Recently added Courses

Plaster Model/Mould Making For Slip Cast Ceramics with Ed Bentley - 3rd - 5th December 2014
These three day residential courses help craft potters, students or anyone wishing to develop their skills in plaster mould making for slip-cast ceramics.   All are welcome to attend, regardless of current skill level and background. 
Glaze making and surface explorations: Jim Robison - 24th - 29th May 2015
Informative lectures followed by practical experience of mixing raw materials into slips and glazes.
Plaster Model/Mould Making For Slip Cast Ceramics with Ed Bentley - 4th - 6th February 2015
These three day residential courses help craft potters, students or anyone wishing to develop their skills in plaster mould making for slip-cast ceramics.   All are welcome to attend, regardless of current skill level and background. 
Evening Classes at Wobage - Jeremy Steward, Patia Davis & Ana Simmons - 5th January to 9th March, 2015
Jeremy Steward, Patia Davis & Ana Simmons - These 10 week courses, predominantly in thrown ceramics are suitable for beginners, intermediate and advanced makers. (Now **Monday evenings too!)

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.