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Will The Eye Of The Epa Look Further At "art" Makers And What We Use?

15 May 2016 - 11:22 AM

Interesting article.  Worth a read.  Has some potential resonance for those of us who produce a lot of work. 




Years ago, here in NH, the FDA got a complaint from a single private individual about the use of lead in glazes on some handcrafted pottery made in the state.  VERY long story short... every NH Potters Guild member was investigated by the FDA ... and had to submit signed affidavits of disclosed production/sales levels by types of forms, and all of our glaze recipes.


Another one here in NH from 'the archives'..... EPA got called about a salt kiln by a neighbor.  Owner told them to basically "bug off".  Long story short again........ 'witch hunt' for salt kilns ensued.  Which is why there are almost no salt kilns in NH today.


We all need to watch this kind of stuff and do what we can to mitigate both the real impacts of what we do... and ALSO quite importantly the perceived impact with the public.





Nhia Ceramics Bfa Course Of Study Outline

15 May 2016 - 10:29 AM

For anyone who is interested, here is the curriculum plan for a ceramics BFA degree through New Hampshire Institute of Art.







Nceca Conference 2016 - Youtube Video Content

06 May 2016 - 04:38 PM

NCECA has a playlist of the 2016 conference content up on Youtube:



Nceca Conference 2015 - Youtube Videos Available

06 May 2016 - 04:36 PM

NCECA has a playlist of the 2015 conference content up on Youtube:



Silica Dust In The Mainstream News

26 March 2016 - 11:26 AM

FYI for us potters:


Note the magnitude of the standards decrease.