Guild News

Lead in Jewellery Enamel: exemption review

Lead In Jewellery - European (ECHA) Directive, entry 63 of Annex XVII of REACH

Some of you may recall that in 2011 the EU issued a directive banning lead in jewellery and it's coatings.  A five year exemption was made for lead in jewellery enamel and that period has ended so the exemptions are now being reviewed.

The review will look at whether the current exemptions, ie lead in enamel, are still justified.  They have launched a call for evidence and we have a short time to assemble a suitable response.  We will be contacting those who contributed to the last submission.

If any members who were not contacted last time have any strong evidence in support of continuing the exemption, particularly about the impact of a ban on leaded enamel in jewellery, to their business, then please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  (This is Lynne Glazzard's email but set up separate from my personal email address and any information is only for the purposes of this response).

It would be useful if anyone has any evidence of comparative testing they have done using leaded and lead free enamels in their work? 

David Bainbridge of Milton Bridge Ceramic Colours Ltd and Lynne Glazzard will be co-ordinating a response.

Thanks for all your help

Lynne

Theme for 2018: VIKINGS

Get your helmets on. And no, they didn't have horns!

This is at the Roskilde museum in Denmark and is the reconstruction of the 30 metre warship, Skuldelev 2, built near Dublin in 1042 by Scandinavian boatbuilders.

WG Ball Conference discount

W G Ball's are offering a 15% discount to members (except kilns and controllers) on all orders from now up to the conference and taken during the conference, normal carriage will be charged on orders unless collecting from the conference which is free.  

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Hobbycrafts Spring Show Glasgow

  

 

Hobbycrafts Show Glasgow 2-5th March

The Leith Lapidary Club including our very own Dorothy Cockrell, and a few other Guild members will be present at Hobbycrafts in Glasgow this weekend and will be offering 'Have a go at Enamelling' sessions.

http://www.hobbycraftshows.co.uk/glasgow/spring/#feature-Demonstrators_Societies__Clubs

http://www.leithlapidary.org.uk/LeithLapidary/home.html

 

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2017 Conference update

All conference packs were sent out by email on 28th February.

If anyone has not received theirs, please contact Jane Sheppard BUT please check your spam folder first.

If you'd like to know who else is on your workshop, the full delegate list can be downloaded from the Guild Documents Archive on the Members Menu. (Newton Rigg 2017 workshop list)

 

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