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lead -- was unglazed tea bowls

updated sat 10 oct 09


Eric Hansen on fri 9 oct 09

Target, Walmart, etc. may not sell lead glaze dishes in California, but
elsewhere they may be quite legal. Although raw lead is not used
domestically in ceramic production, it is possible that imported products
could use raw lead.
Lead VS. No Lead is not the issue but whether or not lead is released from
the finished product during normal use, wear and tear. That plus worker

I know - that seems extreme - but who has been around an unvented bisque
kiln while firing or perhaps has swept up dry clay with a broom? Highly
toxic activities I hesitate to perform, but I know that fritted lead is in
typical dishes, and surely you do too???

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h a n s e n

On Thu, Oct 8, 2009 at 10:16 PM, Ingeborg Foco wro=

> Logan,
> David is absolutely correct. I bought a lovely large platter in Spain ma=
> moons ago like 30 or so. It is earthenware and while I don't know, I
> suspect it is lead glazed. I have never used it for anything moist and i=
> has decorated my kitchen counter as a fruit bowl ever since. That said,
> take advantage of the lead glazed questions and use them to your advantag=
> With all of the Chinese lead painted toys and the fiasco with the Chinese
> sheet rock (was that just a Florida thing or was it nationwide?) I simply
> tell people that I mix my own glazes and can confidently say they contain
> no
> lead. I also have a little write up that I hand out with each purchase
> along with my business card. The write up says no lead is used in any of
> my
> products or processes. It also tells of the firing temp and so forth.
> For me, the Chinese lead thing has been a plus. So tell them and they wi=
> feel more comfortable buying your safe product.
> --
> Sincerely,
> Ingeborg
> On Thu, Oct 8, 2009 at 11:48 AM, David Finkelnburg
> wrote:
> > Logan,
> > The bottom line is simply this--you don't know what's in other work.
> > However, your good customer can go home without worry by taking your
> > lead-free ware! :-)
> >