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Ceramics by Liz Mathews at Studiopottery.co.uk

Liz Mathews

Ceramics by Alan Birchall at Studiopottery.co.uk

Alan Birchall

Upcoming events

Jitka Palmer - MUSIC AND BOOKS - MY LIFE'S PLEASURES at Arundel Art Room 1st - 15th October 2016 Solo show from this excellent artist/maker.  PV is on Saturday 1.October, early afternoon
Art Market - York at York Racecourse 30th September to 2nd October, 2016 A 3-day show of Art, Design & Contemporary Craft for sale & commission from over 100 selected artists.
Annual Gardner Medwin Lecture given by Walter Keeler at Bluecoat Display Centre 20th October 2016 to 2nd October, 2016 Walter Keeler will deliver an illustrated talk about his work - booking essential
Biennale Internationale de la Ceramique Saint Cergue at 1re Biennale Internationale de la Céramique 8th - 23rd October 2016 A major event worth exploring

Recently added Courses

Wobage: 2-day - Wheel-Throwing Stoneware, Beginners - 5th - 6th December 2016
This intensive 2 day course is aimed specifically at beginners who have done little or no wheel-throwing before.
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.
THROWING: TASTER SESSIONS at the Leach Pottery - 18th July to 7th November, 2016
Half-day introductory taster courses throwing on the potter's wheel in the Clore Learning Studio. 
Wood and Ash - Steve Booton in France - 28th May to 4th June, 2016
This course is designed to appeal to makers who want to improve their throwing skills with intensive throwing sessions

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.