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Work for Sale

Ceramics by Jane Wheeler at Studiopottery.co.uk

Jane Wheeler

Ceramics by Mary Kershaw at Studiopottery.co.uk

Mary Kershaw

Upcoming events

2016 - SEPTEMBER FOCUS - Mo Jupp, Caroline Cole & Andy Palin at Bevere Gallery 3rd - 27th September 2016 Includes new work from Andrew Palin
Keramisto Ceramics Fair in Holland at Keramisto 17th - 18th September 2016 Major Pottery Fair in Holland about a 100 leading ceramists from Europe show new work.
Transformed in Fire: Ceramic art at Gallerytop 3rd - 30th September 2016 New show being curated by Jack Doherty - more detail later
Transformed in Fire - ceramic art at Gallerytop 3rd - 30th September 2016 New work from Ruthanne Tudball

Recently added Courses

Jane & Dylan Bowen Slipware Course - 23rd - 26th July 2016
4 days making and decorating using techniques old and new
CERAMICS MASTERCLASS - James Oughtibridge - 9th July 2016 - 26th July 2016
Masterclass with James Oughtibridge. 10.00am to 4.00pm on Saturday 9 July only
Evening Classes at Wobage - Jeremy Steward and Patia Davis - 5th September to 15th December, 2016
Jeremy Steward and Patia Davis- These 10/11 week courses, predominantly in thrown ceramics are suitable for beginners, intermediate and advanced makers.
NIEK HOOGLAND at Kigbeare - 26th - 28th August 2016
slipware making and decorating workshop run by the wonderful Niek Hoogland from the Netherlands. 2 places left

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.