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Ceramics by Emma Johnstone at Studiopottery.co.uk

Emma Johnstone

Ceramics by Tony Foard at Studiopottery.co.uk

Tony Foard

Upcoming events

Fowey Christmas Market at Town Quay & Leisure Centre 4th - 6th December 2015 Amy Cooper will be showing
Christmas Exhibition Part Two at Bircham Gallery 5th December to 13th January, 2016 A new collection of work for Christmas from selected artists featuring wire bird sculpture by Celia Smith
Cockpit Arts Open Studios at Cockpit Arts - Deptford 3rd - 6th December 2015 Bi-annual Open Studios event - a rare opportunity for visitors to see behind the scenes and meet some 170 makers including ceramicists
Palladian Craft Fair with ceramics at Castle Ashby Gardens 28th - 29th November 2015 Peter Cosentino will be showing

Recently added Courses

Throwing Day Course for Beginners/Intermediates in Mid Wales - Alex Allpress - 9th January to 27th November, 2016
Potter's Wheel Day or Weekend Workshops. Spend a relaxing day or weekend making pots on the potter's wheel.
Linda Bloomfield - Glaze Making Introduction at Morley College - 23rd April to 7th May, 2016
Making and decorating: Jim Robison - 31st July to 5th August, 2016
Hands on making in all areas, but with specific emphasis on hand built and extruded forms.
Saturday beginners' Workshop led by Sarah Purvey, Claire Loder or Amanda Duggan - 5th December 2015 to 5th August, 2016
Why not come along for the morning and have a play with clay? Saturday morning course Special Free session

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.