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!

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Work for Sale

Ceramics by Emma Johnstone at Studiopottery.co.uk

Emma Johnstone

Ceramics by Keith Kent at Studiopottery.co.uk

Keith Kent

Upcoming events

Mia Sarosi in oxford at Broad Street Art markets 19th - 20th September 2015 Mia Sarosi will be showing
Peter hayes - solo show at Porthminster Gallery 12th September to 17th October, 2015 A solo show of new ceramic sculptures by acclaimed artist Peter Hayes.
Philippe Dubuc ceramics at Galerie Terra Viva 6th September to 15th November, 2015 Includes: Elodie Chanu, Marie Rancillac, Jean-François Thiérion, Philippe Dubuc
17th International Chawan Expo at Abbey of Hemiksem 12th - 20th September 2015 Exhibition which is located in different countries each year. Alan Birchall will be showing in Belgium in 2015. 

Recently added Courses

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.
Saturday Workshops led by Sarah Purvey, Claire Loder or Amanda Duggan - 5th - 26th September 2015
Clay hand building workshop. Saturday morning course
Intermediate Throwing Summer School (RKD316) with Emma Johnstone - 20th - 24th July 2015
This is a fun practical course, which aims to further enhance your understanding and aptitude 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.

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.