Thursday, December 11, 2014
from grapes that are sprayed with insecticides and pesticides every time it rains? Can you pronounce half the ingredients on the food you buy from the local supermarket?
Aren't we lucky to have people that want to protect us from ourselves? Aren't we lucky to have people that know what is good for us?
Here is a pic of a couple of teapots of mine glazed in a pink shino glaze. A few posts ago I mentioned how a gallery that I deal with had been informed by "anonymous" they should not sell my pots because of the zirconium encapulated cadmium stain that I use in my pink glaze. I felt like I had been convicted without even having a trial. BTW no one is anonymous in this small world of pots.
In Canada we have among the highest standards for lead and cadmium leaching in the world. Health Canada suggests a maximum of .50 mg/l . My pink shino came in at 0.01 mg/l.
So not to hold a grudge and show how nice a guy I am here's hoping that "anonymous" gets a entire case of mouthwash from Santa this Christmas. Wash your mouth liberally!
I do believe in safe practices and do understand the need for standards especially at the Guild level where there is an abundance of amateur potters. If you have a glaze that uses one of the banned stains of our region get the glaze tested and then you too can stand tall behind your product.
204 Line Rd.,
Kennett Square, PA 19348
The cost was $18 US, some postage and a cup.
Glad I got the glaze tested and got that bloody anvil off my chest. Thank God for the Dali Lama, Charlie Brown, Popeye and those of reason.
Aylmer, Ontario where pink is the new blue.