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Ceramics by Jane Wheeler at Studiopottery.co.uk

Jane Wheeler

Ceramics by Mark Titchiner at Studiopottery.co.uk

Mark Titchiner

Upcoming events

Eeles Family Pottery Open Days at Eeles family at home 9th - 17th September 2017 We will be having a Raku Firing or tour of the workshops daily throughout the Bridport and West Dorset Open Studio
Sussex Guild Craft Show - includes Ceramics at Pashley Manor Gardens 26th - 28th August 2017 This will be The Sussex Guild's 14th year at Pashley and the craft show will be situated in a large marquee in front of the Manor House. The show will feature about fifty exhibitors including ceramics
Hakatere Annual Exhibition 2017 at Hakatere Annual Exhibition 14th - 21st September 2017 Jane McCulla will be a guest exhibitor
Ceramic Wales at North Wales School Of Art & Design (Glyndwr Uni.) 1st - 3rd September 2017 Featuring a full programme of talks, demonstrations and hands on experiences for visitors, ceramic wales will feature the work of fifty ceramic makers.

Recently added Courses

Adult Summer Pottery Course with Mohamed Hamid - 28th August to 1st September, 2017
Hand building, throwing and decorating techniques! (previous week Fully booked!)
Classes in Portugal - Catherine Portal - 18th - 22nd September 2017
A 5 day intensive workshop: 5 days of  'potting' with no interruptions where each one can explore their creativity through hand-building, sculpting or wheelwork and then relax round the garden table over a home-cooked lunch enjoying conversations with fellow potters.
CHILDREN'S SUMMER POTTERY WEEK in East Sussex - 7th - 10th August 2017
Have fun and get messy discovering a variety of hand building, throwing and decorating techniques!
Experimental Ceramic Workshop - Claire Ireland - 18th September to 20th November, 2017
This course will explore the use of clay in an experimental way 

Telesales Creep! (Beware of Aggressive Sales Pressure)

Two or three members have alerted me to a quite aggressive telesales person, who seems to use another members name as a credential and is then trying to sell website space through google – or something similar. This seems to be something members and others should be aware of and as i have said before, i think…… “If you get an uninvited caller trying to sell you something, the safest course is to just close the call or if it’s an email delete it to junk mail without opening any attachments!

A message i received about this current scam/direct selling was on the lines of

“I thought I would let you know of a call I received today from a pushy guy wanting, I think, to sell website space thro’ Google.

I told him I wasn’t interested several times and finally hung up. Shortly after that (another maker) called me that she had had the guy on the line using my name (which I really resent) as well as (another makers). I assured her I had not recommended anything like this as I totally distrust this form of selling and deeply resent my name being used like this. I think this maybe another scam and was wandering if you had had any one else with the same problem.”

These callers can be very plausible and if they are using someone’s name that you know, try to gain underserved credibility.  Please, please JUST HANG UP! If you didn’t request the contact you don’t want whatever is being sold – even if you think you might want it – DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH and then call someone who you have chosen – NOT someone WHO HAS CHOSEN YOU!!!!

I hope this reminder may help you all to be on guard….. Stephen


Posted on May 29 2012 under News about Makers.