Hazardous Materials in the Studio

Here should be listed all possible hazardous materials in a potter’s studio

Lead

Barium Carbonate

Barium Carbonate in the studio


Although barium carbonate is relatively insoluble in water, it is toxic to humans because it is soluble in the gastrointestinal tract.

Barium Carbonate in glazes

Soluble Salts

Natural Ash Glazes

Alkaline and can cause skin & eye damage


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