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Work for Sale

Ceramics by David Wright at Studiopottery.co.uk

David Wright

Ceramics by Ailsa Nicholson at Studiopottery.co.uk

Ailsa Nicholson

Upcoming events

Patricia Volk - Sculpture at Doddington Hall and Gardens 2nd August to 7th September, 2014 New work from this masterful sculptural artist
Summer show with ceramic art at Aldeburgh Gallery 7th - 13th August 2014 An eclectic mix of contemporary and applied art
Susan O’Byrne and Ostinelli & Priest at Contemporary Ceramics Centre 7th August to 6th September, 2014 Wild Life
AUGUST FOCUS - FEATURED POTTERS at Bevere Gallery 1st August to 2nd September, 2014 New work from- David Frith & Margaret Frith New Maker to the Gallery- Wendy Kershaw

Recently added Courses

LONG WEEKEND TEAPOT COURSE - 17th - 20th July 2014
If you have some throwing basics under your belt, it may be satisfying to try a more complex challenge.
Brian Dickenson - throwing workshop - 19th July 2014 - 20th July 2014
Basic & intermediate throwing workshop: Also on August 16 and September 20 2014.
Doug Fitch and Hannah McAndrew workshop - 27th - 28th September 2014
Doug Fitch and Hannah McAndrew present a weekend workshop.
School Holiday Activities Paint it, make it! with Julian Jardine and Jon Hoad - 7th - 8th April 2014
The Workshop is offering children's art workshops during the Easter school holidays.

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.