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Ceramics by Linda Southwell at Studiopottery.co.uk

Linda Southwell

Ceramics by Laura De Benedetti at Studiopottery.co.uk

Laura De Benedetti

Upcoming events

Felicity Aylieff - Witnessing Change: the Jingdezhen Experience at BRLSI (re Bath Society of Artists) 26th May 2016 Lecture: 19.30 hours - non-members welcome £4 on door
Sheffield Open Studios - Antonia Salmon at 20 Adelaide Road 7th - 8th May 2016 I make hand-burnished and smoke-fired ceramic sculpture. These strong, pure forms are inspired by nature; they stand poised between movement and stillness. - Antonia Salmon.
Ceramics in Charnwood Market Place (6th Year) at Loughbrough Market Place 15th May 2016 - 8th May 2016 Over 50 potters and Ceramic artists from the East Midlands and beyond selling their work in Loughborough Market Place. Too good to miss if you can get there.
Claire Ireland - Studio Exhibition at London Museum of Water and Steam 13th - 15th May 2016 Claire Ireland and Jason Bowyer Ceramics and Painting at Studio 7.

Recently added Courses

SALT GLAZE COURSE IN FRANCE WITH RICHARD DEWAR - 24th June to 2nd July, 2016
special saltglazecourse with Richard Dewar
Course 2 'Throwing - Taking it to the Next level' with John Stroomer in England - 1st - 5th August 2016
A course designed for both beginners and the more experienced who wish to take their skills to another level. 
Course 3 Throwing Glazing and Firing - John Stroomer in England - 8th - 12th August 2016
Gas/Wood..with a touch of Salt - As well as being a continued throwing course this week also looks at glazes
Throwing - Taking it to the next level - John Stroomer in England - 28th June to 2nd July, 2016
A course designed for both beginners and the more experienced who wish to take their skills to another level.  

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.