Duncan, Mayco and our local company, Sherry's Westrn, all make non-toxic glazes (meaning no lead). Look for the "nontoxic" label on the jar. It's the only kind of glaze I use now, and you can even get bright reds and oranges these days.
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>Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2006 12:16:07 -0400
>From: "Judy Decker" <email@example.com>
>Subject: Re: [teacherartexchange] kid safe/food safe glazes
>To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Amaco makes a number of food safe/kid safe glazes. Check your art
>supply catalogs. All catalogs have them clearly marked.
>Here is some information about their glazes:
>Here is a complete 47 page pdf file:
>You can order a free copy:
>Some of the LG series are not food safe. All of the F series are safe for food.
>I have had good luck with all F series glazes.
>On 10/17/06, leah wrote:
>> Hi all -
>> I am a serious novice when it comes to glazes - I know only this - the
>> glazes I used at the adult pottery classes I've taken were toxic and would
>> never be allowed in school.
>> I just got a potters wheel -and we are going to do a fund raiser in the
>> spring - sort of an "empty bowl" kind of thing - but I want the kids to
>> make bowls they can glaze and that are food safe...
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