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Work for Sale

Ceramics by Liz Mathews at Studiopottery.co.uk

Liz Mathews

Ceramics by Philomena Pretsell at Studiopottery.co.uk

Philomena Pretsell

Upcoming events

PAPER AND CLAY Paola Paronetto at Contemporary Ceramics Centre 13th July to 5th August, 2017
Lindy Barletta ceramics at Open Studio - Sheen Pottery 30th June to 2nd July, 2017 Lindy Barletta as part of Richmond ARTHOUSE Open Studios
Ceramic Sculpture Exhibition - Antonia Salmon at Porthminster Gallery 22nd July to 2nd September, 2017 Includes new work from Antonia Salmon
Clare Crouchman - Cambridge Open Studios at Open studio - Clare Crouchman 1st - 9th July 2017 See new work from Clare Crouchman in the framework of her own studio. NOTE: Only weekends 1/2 and 8/9 July or by appointment

Recently added Courses

Animal Sculpting With Celia Allen - 8th - 10th September 2017
Learn how to sculpt animals of various forms, with a possible Raku firing day to finish
Lindy Barletta weekday Courses in East Sheen - 13th April to 20th December, 2017
Studio Pottery Making techniques: A terms course covers a project in each - pinching, coiling, slab building and throwing.
Residential Pottery Courses in France with Sylph Baier - 14th May to 14th October, 2017
It is mainly throwing based and would suit students with some throwing experience but other techniques can also be covered as well as glazing and firing in electric and gas reduction kiln
Celia Allen - Animal Sculpture at West Dean - 22nd - 25th September 2017
Animal Sculpture

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.