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!

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Work for Sale

Ceramics by Liz Mathews at Studiopottery.co.uk

Liz Mathews

Ceramics by John Calver at Studiopottery.co.uk

John Calver

Upcoming events

Eeles Family Pottery Open Days at Eeles family at home 28th May to 12th June, 2016 We will be having a Raku Firing or tour of the workshops daily throughout the fortnight
Hidden Garden Art Show 2016 at Maureen Michaelson Contemporary Ceramics 4th - 12th June 2016 Featuring ceramic works by Frances Doherty and Jonathan Garratt. Weekends only
Summer Exhibition 2016 at SCULPT GALLERY 4th June to 27th August, 2016 A group exhibition, featuring sculpture in the garden. Opening party: Sat 4 June, 2.30-4.30pm, with Pimms & Strawberries.
2016 JUNE FOCUS - Peter Hayes, Richard Phethean & Annie Peaker at Bevere Gallery 2nd - 29th June 2016 New work includes Peter Hayes and Richard Phethean

Recently added Courses

Hand - building skills with Sarah Purvey - 7th June to 12th July, 2016
Six week evening class 7-9pm starting Tuesday 7th June.  A six week programme of hand building skills.Taught by Sarah Purvey Please make your booking through the Pound 01249 701628
Throwing & hand building led by Sarah Purvey and Jo Taylor - 21st May 2016 to 12th July, 2016
One day - 21 may 2016 - The day will be a fun introduction to throwing on the wheel and to hand building techniques.
CERAMICS MASTERCLASS - James Oughtibridge - 9th July 2016 to 12th July, 2016
Masterclass with James Oughtibridge. 10.00am to 4.00pm on Saturday 9 July only
Pearson BTEC Level 4 HNC Diploma in 3D Design with Emma Johnstone - 1st September to 1st July, 2017
Provides a specialist professionally oriented programme of study that covers the key knowledge, understanding and practical skills required in the 3D Design world of Ceramics. APPLY NOW (05.2016)FOR SEPTEMBER!

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.