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Work for Sale

Ceramics by Brian Holland at Studiopottery.co.uk

Brian Holland

Ceramics by Ailsa Nicholson at Studiopottery.co.uk

Ailsa Nicholson

Upcoming events

Sheffield Open Studios - Antonia Salmon at 20 Adelaide Road 7th - 8th May 2016 I make hand-burnished and smoke-fired ceramic sculpture. These strong, pure forms are inspired by nature; they stand poised between movement and stillness. - Antonia Salmon.
15th Ceramics- and Pottery Market in Swalmen, Holland at Keramiekmarkt - Swalmen 15th - 16th May 2016 This market, which is organized every second year, enables its visitors to get an overview of contemporary European ceramics. You will find there ceramics of excellent quality from 100 international renowned potters
Wanderlust Craft exhibition at Royal Birmingham Society of Artists 9th May to 24th September, 2016 Makers of international origin or who may enjoy exploring the world in order to gather new ideas for their work.
Bernard Leach: Drawings at Cambridge Book & Print Gallery 3rd - 14th May 2016 A presentation of previously unseen drawings by Bernard Leach.

Recently added Courses

Course 3 Throwing Glazing and Firing - John Stroomer in England - 8th - 12th August 2016
Gas/Wood..with a touch of Salt - As well as being a continued throwing course this week also looks at glazes
Wheel thrown porcelain - Chris Keenan at West Dean - 5th - 8th May 2016
Form, function and family - wheel thrown porcelain. Ref: LW6153
SALT GLAZE COURSE IN FRANCE WITH RICHARD DEWAR - 24th June to 2nd July, 2016
special saltglazecourse with Richard Dewar
BONE CHINA & MOULD MAKING COURSES 2016 - 2nd May to 24th September, 2016
Two different types of courses are offered over five and a half days - the general introductory course and an advanced course. Both of which are held in a working studio and are limited to 4 students maximum to allow for personal tuition.

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.