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Ceramics by Regina Heinz at Studiopottery.co.uk

Regina Heinz

Ceramics by Lesley Martin at Studiopottery.co.uk

Lesley Martin

Upcoming events

Tjok Dessauvage and Adela Powell at Kellie Miller Arts Gallery 3rd - 30th September 2014 Showcasing the works of Belgium ceramicist and sculptor Tjok Dessauvage and ceramics by Adela Powell
Salisbury Contemporary Craft Fayre at Salisbury Cathedral 6th - 7th September 2014 Mixed fair with ceramics by Julie Ayton, Firing Raku demo by the Eeles Family etc..
Wirksworth Festival Art Trail at Wirksworth Festival 5th - 21st September 2014 The fantastic opening weekend (6 and 7 September) when the whole town becomes a gallery with over 170 artists and makers show their work in every conceivable space.
Shima Kara Shima E - ceramic art at Leach Pottery 13th September to 12th October, 2014 An exhibition of collaborative work by Ashley Howard and Risa Ohgi 

Recently added Courses

Wheel thrown lidded forms in porcelain - 15th - 18th December 2014
Explore the making of a variety of lidded forms - for example a butter dish, teapot or ginger jar.
Seymour Road Studios - Weekly Pottery courses - Fran Tristram - 8th September to 3rd December, 2014
Master all the hand-building techniques making pots by pinching, coiling and slab-building, together with introduction to decoration techniques using texture, slips, oxides and glazes.
John Evans - Original Alternative Raku Workshop - Sussex - 22nd - 25th May 2015
The 'Original' workshop course will include the use of burnishing and terra sigillata to provide the smooth and polished surface ideal for these 'naked clay' techniques. There will be tips on how to make work for successful firing, how to achieve those solid blacks and whites and the use of colour in naked raku.
Make ceramic spoons. Claire Ireland - 14th December 2014 - 25th May 2015
Learn how to make ceramic spoons using hand building and surface decoration techniques.

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. ┬áPlease, 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.