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 Juliet Walters at Studiopottery.co.uk

Juliet Walters

Ceramics by Tiffany Scull at Studiopottery.co.uk

Tiffany Scull

Upcoming events

Mixed Christmas Show at Cambridge Contemporary Art 1st November to 24th December, 2014 Mixed show
SOFA Chicago at Navy Pier Festival Hall 7th - 9th November 2014 Opening Night Preview on 6 November - celebrating SOFA CHICAGO's 21 years. last year 34,000 visitors 
Annual Art Exhibition & Sale including sculpture at Sevenoaks School 31st October to 2nd November, 2014 31 october evening - Meet the Artists 6.30 - 9.00pm - Wine and soft drinks available. Work includes ceramics from Myra Wishart.
Northern Fire - ceramics at Rope Walk Gallery 25th October to 30th November, 2014 A selected selling exhibition by the Northern Potters Association

Recently added Courses

Brian Dickenson - throwing workshop - 18th October 2014
Basic & intermediate throwing workshop
Evening Classes at Wobage - Jeremy Steward, Patia Davis & Ana Simmons - 5th January to 9th March, 2015
Jeremy Steward, Patia Davis & Ana Simmons - These 10 week courses, predominantly in thrown ceramics are suitable for beginners, intermediate and advanced makers. (Now **Monday evenings too!)
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
Brian Dickenson - throwing workshop - 22nd November 2014 to 17th December, 2014
Basic & intermediate throwing workshop

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.