Fred Parker on thu 8 oct 09
Am I missing something here? At risk of showing my ignorance, is there a=
lead risk from unglazed clay I don't know about? I'm sure there HAD to b=
good reason for a POTTERS' GUILD to do this. Edify, please...
On Wed, 7 Oct 2009 13:37:59 -0400, Lis Allison wrote:=
>On Wednesday 07 October 2009, Chaeli Sullivan wrote:
>> Oh! That's funny, Fred !!!
>> How in the world did you keep a straight face when the potential
>> customers replied: fear of lead poisoning in the unglazed ware?
>Not at all funny! My local potters' guild has just passed a rule against=
>any food surface which is not glazed because..... drum roll, please....
>the clay could release lead. (Also could trap bacteria but that almost
>Pine Ridge Studio
Lis Allison on thu 8 oct 09
On Thursday 08 October 2009, Fred Parker wrote:
> Am I missing something here? At risk of showing my ignorance, is there
> a lead risk from unglazed clay I don't know about? I'm sure there HAD
> to be a good reason for a POTTERS' GUILD to do this. Edify, please...
Sorry, Clayarters, I jumped the gun here. Turns out they are changing a
former rule to a 'recommendation', which I can't argue with.
Our Guild is trying hard to raise the standard of work produced in our
area, and that is very very hard to do and even harder to put into words.
The attempt to make rules about what is and isn't allowed in our group
Sale led some to be over-zealous, and I picked up some incorrect gossip
about the unglazed surfaces issue.
Glad I had it wrong!
Pine Ridge Studio