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Ceramics by Philomena Pretsell at Studiopottery.co.uk

Philomena Pretsell

Ceramics by Kochevet Bendavid at Studiopottery.co.uk

Kochevet Bendavid

Upcoming events

SuperBowls at Craft in the Bay 11th March to 7th May, 2017 New work from a group of makers not known for making bowls!
Rhythms, An Exhibition at Kellie Miller Arts Gallery 24th February to 13th March, 2017 Private View Friday 24th February  6:30 pm to 9:00 pm. includes Danish ceramicist Finn Dam Rasmussen
Artist Talk by Mari-Ruth Oda at Athenaeum (Liverpool), The 28th February 2017 to 13th March, 2017 Ceramicist Mari-Ruth Oda. Mari will speak about her artistic career. A traditional afternoon tea will follow the talk. This event is open to current and new subscribing Members.
A Fine Line - Jeremy Nichols at Cambridge Contemporary Art 11th March to 2nd April, 2017 New work from Jeremy Nichols

Recently added Courses

Childrens Saturday School, Pottery with Katherine Gleeson - 14th February to 30th November, 2017
A fun course during which Katharine will teach the basic traditional techniques of throwing on the wheel, hand building and decoration.
Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma in 3D Design with Emma Johnstone - 10th February to 1st July, 2019
Provides a specialist professionally oriented programme of study that covers the key knowledge, understanding and practical skills required in the 3D Design world of Ceramics.This successful and popular course is now interviewing for September 2017
Personal 'Bespoke'Tuition - Bob and Mary Kershaw - 16th February to 28th February, 2018
Mary and Bob offer private tuition in clay modelling, sculpture AND the potter's wheel for complete beginners through to intermediate level.. (Gift Vouchers available for Christmas, Birthdays etc...)
Residential ceramics courses in West Cornwall - Caroline Winn - 1st February to 31st December, 2017
5-day residential courses for small groups of beginners and intermediates, in a traditional Cornish house set in beautiful surroundings.

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.