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 Emily-Kriste Wilcox at Studiopottery.co.uk

Emily-Kriste Wilcox

Ceramics by Kochevet Bendavid at Studiopottery.co.uk

Kochevet Bendavid

Upcoming events

Peter Callas - New Ceramic Work at Gallery Syoh 7th - 15th November 2014 Peter Callas in japan. Artists reception: 7 November
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.
Contemporary Ceramics Auction at MAAK 27th - 30th October 2014 Entries now invited for The maak Contemporary Ceramics auction- deadline for consignments is 19 September 2014
Time and Tide: Exhibition of Art and Ceramics at New Ashgate Gallery 28th October to 1st November, 2014 Saturday 1st November - come and meet the artists.

Recently added Courses

Bethan Jones - Regular Weekly workshops - 11th October 2014
Bethan teaches regular weekly workshops, as well as Saturday mornings.
Pottery for Kids. Saturday Morning Clay Club (next date to be advised) - 6th October to 28th February, 2015
A weekly club for children to come and enjoy working with clay.Saturday mornings 10.30 - 12.30. Cost: 15.00pw
Brian Dickenson - throwing workshop - 22nd November 2014 to 28th February, 2015
Basic & intermediate throwing workshop
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.