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Ceramics by Emma Johnstone at Studiopottery.co.uk

Emma Johnstone

Ceramics by Ailsa Nicholson at Studiopottery.co.uk

Ailsa Nicholson

Upcoming events

Master class - St. Nikolai im Sausal at Marktgemeinde St. Nikolai in Sausal 15th - 19th July 2015 Five day Master class by Martin McWilliam in Austria
Potfest in the Park 2015 at Potfest in the Park 24th - 26th July 2015 Over 100 exhibitors invited from all over Europe and beyond....all with very distinctive individual styles ....all passionate about working with clay. 
Matthew Blakely - Open studio in Cambridge at 9 Abbey Lane 25th - 26th July 2015 Open studio - chance to meet Matthew Blakely at his workshop and buy new work.
Art in the Park, Leamington at Art in the Park, Leamington 1st - 2nd August 2015 Ceramics include new work by Zoe Petrie

Recently added Courses

With John Stroomer - Taking it to the next level - 27th - 31st July 2015
A five day course run by John Stroomer for participants - beginner to advanced.
Intermediate Throwing Summer School(RKD 318) with Emma Johnstone - 10th - 14th August 2015
This is a fun practical course, which aims to further enhance your understanding and aptitude of throwing on the wheel. 
JAPANESE POTTERS : the next generation - 2 DAY JAPANESE WORKSHOP - 26th - 28th June 2015
Six young Japanese potters, who have all  served long apprenticeships with Masters, and are now making a name for themselves in their own right, are teaching a weekend workshop at Kigbeare.
Clay sculpting weekend workshop with Julian Jardine - 18th - 19th July 2015
If you are looking for an alternative and relaxing weekend during the summer then clay sculpting might be for you.

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.