Health & Safety
The enamels we currently sell contain lead oxide, which are thought to give greater clarity to transparent enamels in particular. Antimony, arsenic, barium and cadmium may also be present. All of these chemicals can be a health hazard, but when used correctly with the following guidelines in mind any potential risks are minimised:
P261: Avoid breathing dust/fumes/gas/vapours/spray.
P284: Wear respiratory protection.
Use a respirator or mask which filters out fine particulate dust when using enamels in their dry form (e.g. when sifting). When firing enamels, do so in a well-ventilated space.
P270: Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this item.
Don't enamel items which are intended to hold food or drink.
P263: Avoid contact during pregnancy / while nursing.
P102: Keep out of reach of children.
Don't use enamels on items intended for children.
P234: Keep only in original container.
P273: Avoid release into the environment.
P501: Dispose of the contents/containers in accordance with the current legislation on waste treatment.
Wash your hands and wipe down work surfaces regularly (as opposed to vacuuming or sweeping which causes dust particles to rise into the air).
Wear an apron and wash clothes regularly.
We cannot be held responsible for loss or damage that comes from using our products incorrectly.
We do our best to show the enamel colours when fired by showing our own test plates on our product pages, but we encourage you to make your own test plates before applying them to items and cannot be held responsible for any problems that arise from using them. We use Soyer Copper Flux and Silver Flux on our test plates.