Ken Horstman Studios

Air Filtration

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

Matthew Kelly Pottery

Keith Brown Maker of Things “Rag”N”Bone Brown”

Ask This Old House Video

Please do your own  research, use the links below and find the solution best for your shop.  See You in the Next Blog

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