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Work for Sale

Ceramics by Jack Coelho at Studiopottery.co.uk

Jack Coelho

Ceramics by Eddie Curtis at Studiopottery.co.uk

Eddie Curtis

Upcoming events

Beginnings, with ceramics at Jane Reeves Gallery 3rd - 28th February 2015 New work from Emily-Kriste Wilcox as part of a group exhibition
The Landscape Is Memory at York College Gallery 23rd February to 26th March, 2015 Ceramic art by Adele Howitt - solo show
Spring Fling at Haddenham Galleries 7th February to 30th April, 2015 A selected exhibition of lively and unusual work, reflecting the ethos of the galleries.
To The Coast at Porthminster Gallery 7th February to 7th March, 2015 A group show of five handpicked artists showcasing the range of inspiration to be found in the Cornish shoreline:

Recently added Courses

Ceramics - Inspirational workshop - Functional ware - 6th - 10th July 2015
Instructors: Ayumi Horie and Martha Grover (USA) with Assistant Stefan Andersson (SW)
Master Class - TACTILE TECHNIQUES WITH CLAY - Rachel Wood - 28th February 2015 - 10th July 2015
Explore and have fun with the process of coiling and pinching. Using an experimental approach, you will gain confidence, skills and befriend your clay!
Claire Ireland at Heatherleys School of Fine Art - 25th April to 6th June, 2015
This class will help you acquire new skills in contemporary ceramic practice, including hand-building, casting, colour and firing. (release date 10 February 2015)
Experimenting with paper clay. Claire Ireland - 26th February to 1st March, 2015
Discover the exciting potential of building with paper clay.

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.