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!

New Members

Work for Sale

Ceramics by Janette Fry at Studiopottery.co.uk

Janette Fry

Ceramics by Rachel Grimshaw at Studiopottery.co.uk

Rachel Grimshaw

Upcoming events

Joanna Howells, Open studio at Tythegston Pottery 13th - 15th June 2015 At the pottery I make my exhibition studio ceramics and also available is a variety of garden pots, crockery for every day and  sculptures.
Paul Burton Ceramics at Patchings Art Festival at Patchings Exhibition Centre 4th - 7th June 2015 New work from Paul Burton
THE ALCHEMY OF WOOD FIRING at Sunbury Embroidery Gallery, The 2nd - 28th June 2015 Nic Collins
Mark Griffiths 40th Anniversary Exhibition at Leach Pottery 29th May to 11th July, 2015 A celebratory exhibition of work by Shropshire based potter Mark Griffiths to mark his 40th year as a professional potter.

Recently added Courses

Smoke and Fire two day workshop - Claire Ireland - 11th - 12th July 2015
Short Course - Smoke and Fire two day workshop
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.
With John Stroomer - Taking it to the next level - 27th - 31st July 2015
A five day course run by John Stroomer for participants - beginner to advanced.
Weekend Throwing Pottery Course in Mid Wales - Alex Allpress - 16th - 17th May 2015
Potter's Wheel Day or Weekend Workshops - Spend a relaxing day or weekend making pots on the potter's wheel.

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.