September 22, 2023


How Art Works

A Information to Studio Security

2 min read

On this movie, Michael Craine, Director at Cranfield, producer of artist paints and printmaking inks, and Paul Lee, Technical Director at Cranfield, talk about the topic of artwork supplies toxicology. 


A Information to Studio Security

Consideration of the hazards of the supplies you’re employed with and the best way to minimise dangers with correct dealing with will assist to maintain you secure within the studio and offer you peace of thoughts to create your paintings. Paul and Michael lay out key definitions referring to toxicity, together with the definition of carcinogens and what’s meant by acute and power results of a substance. They describe the 4 methods poisonous supplies could enter the physique and the best way to forestall this taking place, and go on to discover the knowledge provided by artwork materials producers on product labels and security knowledge sheets.

Paul and Michael additionally talk about the hyperlink between security to us as people and our surroundings, each our quick environs and the broader world, and provide recommendation on the best way to preserve our artwork areas secure, for ourselves, our neighbours, and even our oceans and waterways.



Contents – A Information to Studio Security

0:00 Introduction 

0:29 How do you outline toxicity? 

3:33 How does a poisonous substance enter the physique?

3:56 Can a substance be dangerous and dangerous?

8:26 The right way to preserve your self secure in an artwork studio 

14:00 What’s the ‘hierarchy of management?’ 

15:45 Why do some product labels advise you to ‘seek the advice of your physician’? 

18:24 What do the hazard symbols inform us? 

23:00 Risks related to non-toxic artwork supplies 

24:38 Toxicology rules around the globe

27:21 Tricks to preserve your studio secure 

32:00 Bear in mind to ask questions

32:52 Credit



Additional Studying

Solvent Security Information: Taking Care With Oil Paint Solvents

In Dialog With Michael Craine From Cranfield Colors

Safer Intaglio Printmaking

Langridge Solvent 75 and Secure-Clear-Up


Store Artwork Supplies on


Lisa Takahashi

Lisa Takahashi has been a contributor to the weblog since 2013 and a Jackson’s group member since 2006. Her love of artwork supplies spans oils, watercolours, acrylics and aid print strategies. Alongside her writing she often reveals her paintings, and teaches linocut and portray in Bristol and Somerset.

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