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Ceramics by Janet Halligan at Studiopottery.co.uk

Janet Halligan

Ceramics by James Faulkner at Studiopottery.co.uk

James Faulkner

Upcoming events

Christy Keeney, Maria Wojdat, Ross Emerson & Jenny Southam at Bevere Gallery 1st November to 24th December, 2016 Christmas show
Oxford Ceramics Fair 2016 at CPA Autumn Fair 29th - 30th October 2016 More than 60 of the UK's leading potters will be exhibiting and selling their ceramics at the Oxford Ceramics Fair 2016.
Yorkshire Artspace - Open studios at Yorkshire Artspace 18th - 20th November 2016 100 artists open their studios
The Christmas Show featuring the work of Guild Members at Guild at 51, The - (Gloucestershire Guild) 1st November to 8th January, 2017

Recently added Courses

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.
CERAMICS MASTERCLASS - James Oughtibridge - 9th July 2016 to 15th December, 2016
Masterclass with James Oughtibridge. 10.00am to 4.00pm on Saturday 9 July only
Adult Summer Pottery Course with Mohamed Hamid - 29th August to 2nd September, 2016
Hand building, throwing and decorating techniques! (previous week Fully booked!)
Wobage: 2-day - Wheel-Throwing Stoneware, Beginners - 5th - 6th December 2016
This intensive 2 day course is aimed specifically at beginners who have done little or no wheel-throwing before.

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:


Please pass it on to others who may be interested.

Posted on August 10 2012 under News, News about Makers.