Welcome - This is a Social Enterprise Business It aims to help potters and ceramic artists to become better known, to sell their work, to fill their courses and to provide a window into this fantastic world of 3D art!

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Work for Sale

Ceramics by Paul Smith at Studiopottery.co.uk

Paul Smith

Ceramics by Tony Foard at Studiopottery.co.uk

Tony Foard

Upcoming events

Contemporary Ceramics Auction at MAAK 27th - 30th October 2014 Entries now invited for The maak Contemporary Ceramics auction- deadline for consignments is 19 September 2014
Windsor Contemporary Art Fair, with Ceramics at Royal Windsor Racecourse 8th - 9th November 2014 This year Windsor Contemporary Art Fair is ten years old. meet artists and galleries from all over the UK and much further afield. A little ceramics
Art and Clay 2014 at Athenaeum, The (Cumbria) 22nd - 23rd November 2014 Featuring ceramics by John Calver, Alvin F. Irving, Gwen Bainbridge, James Hake, Nigel Edmondson, and Rebecca Callis.
Art in Clay at Farnham 2014 at Art in Clay - Farnham 15th - 16th November 2014 The 18th Art in Clay Farnham takes place in November. There will be a range of work from newly qualified artists working in clay to potters with many years of creative work behind them.

Recently added Courses

Pottery - 10 Wk. Evening Classes (no dates yet): Gary Wood - 8th October to 28th January, 2015
Explore your creative potential through clay!
Brian Dickenson - throwing workshop - 22nd November 2014 to 28th January, 2015
Basic & intermediate throwing workshop
Bethan Jones - Regular Weekly workshops - 11th October 2014 to 28th January, 2015
Bethan teaches regular weekly workshops, as well as Saturday mornings.
Evening Class Monday's Patia Davis - 5th January to 9th March, 2015
A wheel throwing course run by Patia Davis at Wobage.

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.