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Work for Sale

Ceramics by Juliet Walters at Studiopottery.co.uk

Juliet Walters

Ceramics by Charlotte Storrs at Studiopottery.co.uk

Charlotte Storrs

Upcoming events

Mia Sarosi in Oxford at Broad Street Art markets 5th - 6th December 2015 Mia Sarosi will be showing
Cockpit Arts Open Studios at Cockpit Arts - Deptford 3rd - 6th December 2015 Bi-annual Open Studios event - a rare opportunity for visitors to see behind the scenes and meet some 170 makers including ceramicists
Presents/Presence at Cupola Contemporary Art Gallery 28th November to 10th January, 2016 Sarah Villeneau will have some of her sculpture showing
Merchants and Makers - ceramic art at Joanna Bird Pottery 1st - 15th December 2015 Includes ceramics by Tanya Gomez, Richard Batterham and others PV: 1 and 2 December 6.00pm to 9.00pm

Recently added Courses

Pottery (all abilities) - Alison Graham - 18th November to 20th July, 2016
Course I am running at Llanover Hall Art Centre, Romilly Road, Canton, Cardiff. Wednesdays 7-9pm:
Throwing Day Course for Beginners/Intermediates in Mid Wales - Alex Allpress - 9th January to 27th November, 2016
Potter's Wheel Day or Weekend Workshops. Spend a relaxing day or weekend making pots on the potter's wheel.
Glaze making and surface explorations: Jim Robison - 22nd - 27th May 2016
Informative lectures followed by practical experience of mixing raw materials into slips and glazes.
Linda Bloomfield - Glaze Making Introduction at Morley College - 23rd April to 7th May, 2016

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.