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 Alan Foxley at Studiopottery.co.uk

Alan Foxley

Ceramics by Janette Fry at Studiopottery.co.uk

Janette Fry

Upcoming events

Craft Show at Wisley with ceramics at Royal Horticultural Society Gardens 25th - 30th November 2014 Christmas Event at RHS gardens.
Handmade in Britain 14 at Chelsea Old Town Hall 14th - 16th November 2014 Now in its 8th year, our annual winter event returns to Chelsea this November to  showcase fine, contemporary work from 100 designer-makers.
Christmas Exhibition with ceramics at Cambridge Contemporary Art 1st November to 24th December, 2014 Mixed show
The 14th Art Market at Holmfirth - Two Sundays - Different Artists at Holmfirth Art Market 22nd - 30th November 2014 Joanne Cooke, Josie Walter,  Katie almond, will be exhibiting on 23 November.David Roberts, Nicholas Marsh, will be exhibiting on 30 November.

Recently added Courses

Brian Dickenson - throwing workshop - 18th October 2014
Basic & intermediate throwing workshop
Julian Jardine - Children's Clay Sculpting - 28th October to 20th December, 2014
This is a series of classes for children giving them an introduction to hand building with clay. (5-13 years old)
Julian Jardine - Adult Clay Sculpture courses - 28th October to 17th December, 2014
Adult Clay Classes - A course of classes allowing individuals to have a go at sculpting in clay.  88 - for 8 weeks
Evening Class Monday's Patia Davis - 5th January to 9th March, 2015
A wheel throwing course run by Patia Davis at Wobage.

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.