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Ceramics by Catherine Portal at Studiopottery.co.uk

Catherine Portal

Ceramics by Alvin F. Irving at Studiopottery.co.uk

Alvin F. Irving

Upcoming events

Northern Potters - Selected exhibition at Turnstone Gallery 26th April to 8th June, 2014 Preview: 26 April 2.00pm to 6.00pm
Jeremy James at Brook Street Pottery and Gallery 17th May to 29th June, 2014 new body of work from Jeremy James
Makers Xchange with Sasha Wardell at Craft in the Bay 10th May to 23rd June, 2014 New work from Sasha Wardell
A little imagination - ceramics at Harding House Gallery 3rd May to 1st June, 2014 Contemporary Craft Network with new work from James Faulkner

Recently added Courses

Inventive Ceramic Projects for the Garden - Claire Ireland - 4th June to 9th July, 2014
A comprehensive introduction into the methods and creative potential of sculptural ceramics. (6 weeks)
SVEND BAYER WORKSHOPS - Throwing - 25th - 27th April 2014
LATE CANCELLATION - 1 SPACE HAS BECOME AVAILABLE!
Jill Ford - Ceramic Workshops - Owl, kitchen herbs planter - 24th July 2014 - 27th April 2014
Learn to throw pots under the expert guidance of professional potter Jill Ford. Jill will carefully guide you through all the stages needed to throw a vase or bowl, also hand build Valentine Hearts in this session.
Smoke and Fire - Two-Day Workshop with Claire Ireland - 5th - 6th July 2014
This two day workshop will explore a variety of smoke-firing techniques resulting from the interaction of clay and fire.

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.