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Work for Sale

Ceramics by Paul Smith at Studiopottery.co.uk

Paul Smith

Ceramics by Jack Coelho at Studiopottery.co.uk

Jack Coelho

Upcoming events

Birdfair at Rutland Water 21st - 23rd August 2015 Includes Jeremy James
Professionals 2015 at Contemporary Ceramics Centre 6th - 29th August 2015 The CPA is happy to announce the first ceramic show for its professional members (PV: 5 August 2015 - 6.00pm to 8.00pm)
Art in the Pen 2015 - Skipton at Art in the Pen 15th - 16th August 2015 Wide range of work with ceramics by Dianne Cross
Oldenburg - 33rd International Ceramics Fair at Oldenburg International Ceramic Fair 1st - 2nd August 2015 A fair, plus much more! At the fair 124 selected potters, ceramists, designers and artists from across Europe and Japan offer their top products.

Recently added Courses

Clay Figure Sculpture with Karin Hessenberg - 7th - 10th July 2015
A four day course modelling the nude figure from life.
Beginner's Throwing Summer School (RKD317) with Emma Johnstone - 3rd - 7th August 2015
This is a fun practical beginners course, which aims to give you an understanding of throwing on the wheel.
Jane and Dylan Bowen Slipware Course - 25th - 28th July 2015
A 4 day course exploring all aspects of making and decorating slipware,techniques old and new.
The Art & Craft of Throwing - A Base to Build From' Jim Malone - 20th - 24th July 2015
 A 5 day throwing course led by world renowned potter, Jim Malone.

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.