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 Mark Titchiner at Studiopottery.co.uk

Mark Titchiner

Ceramics by Paul Smith at Studiopottery.co.uk

Paul Smith

Upcoming events

32nd Annual Sedgley Pottery Demonstration at Sedgley Scout Hut 22nd March 2015 Organised by Geoff Townsend. Roger Lewis will be demonstrating.
France Fauteux - Venez la rencontre du peuple Couleur at Espace Pierre Debain 1st - 31st March 2015 France Fauteux - Solo Exhibition - Spring 2015 (check exact dates before visiting)
Spring Exhibition with ceramic art at Henry Paddon Contemporary Art 7th - 28th March 2015 Includes ceramics from Kate Hackett and Ray Mallaney
Stanmer house contemporary craft show (Sussex Guild) at Stanmer House 21st - 22nd March 2015 Forty-eight members of the Guild will be exhibiting their fine crafts

Recently added Courses

Workshop with Sarah Purvey - 25th March 2015
Learn how to coil a simple form in terracotta sculpture clay.
An Introduction to Handbuilding - Emily-Kriste Wilcox - 3rd April 2015
Design and build your own slab pot with paper resist decoration
Figure sculpting weekend with Julian Jardine - 18th - 19th April 2015
A life sculpting weekend using a clothed model
Easter Children's Pottery Course in East Sussex - 30th March to 3rd April, 2015
Easter Children's Pottery Course.....with Mohamed Hamid and Elizabeth Jardine.

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.