Recently I read an article where lung cancer in non-smokers is increasing in the United States and people aren’t being tested for it as it’s generally not considered a risk. As potters/ceramicists we may have an increased danger from free silica in our studios.
We use a Molekular air purifier in our house. We love it but it may not be heavy duty enough for the rigors of a studio. (I’ll put the links below)
Bailey Pottery Ceramic Supplies and Pottery Equipment sell air filtration systems. (I’m sure other pottery equipment stores do as well I just haven’t researched them)
Matthew Kelly Pottery uses Environklenz in his studio and speaks of it in a video.
An inexpensive temporary solution comes from Ask This Old House where they use a box fan and air filters for a solution in work shops.
Keith Brown Maker of Things has several videos on his You tube Channel Rag ‘N’Bone Brown for dust extraction. It’s a great DIY woodworking etc… channel.
Bailey Ceramic Supplies and Pottery Equipment baileypottery.com
Matthew Kelly Pottery https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2Y69jtuXm4
Keith Brown Maker of Things “Rag”N”Bone Brown”
Ask This Old House Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aw7fUMhNov8
Please do your own research, use the links below and find the solution best for your shop. See You in the Next Blog