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Ceramics by Jasmin Rowlandson at Studiopottery.co.uk

Jasmin Rowlandson

Ceramics by Patricia Shone at Studiopottery.co.uk

Patricia Shone

Upcoming events

Clerkenwell Design Week 2014 at Clerkenwell Design Week 19th - 21st May 2015 Regina Heinz will be showing her new work 
Dulwich Artist Open House - Kochevet Bendavid at Open Studio Kochevet Bendavid 9th - 10th May 2015 A rare opportunity to meet Kochevet at her studio and see new work
SCULPTURAL 2015. at Coombe Trenchard 2nd May to 20th June, 2015 SCULPTURAL2015 returns for third time to the fantastic Arts & Crafts setting of Coombe Trenchard in West Devon
Emma Finch: New Collection at New Ashgate Gallery 14th May to 27th June, 2015 Emma's work chronicles the ever-changing face of London; the built, rebuilt, remodelled and reused

Recently added Courses

Porcelain Throwing weekend - Matthew Blakely - 17th - 18th October 2015
Porcelain has a reputation for being a beautiful material but difficult to throw.
Throwing weekend - September - Matthew Blakely - 26th - 27th September 2015
A weekend course designed to teach you the basics or really help improve your throwing skills. 
English Slipware Decoration and Wheel Work with Daniel Johnston - 11th - 12th July 2015
During the workshop Daniel will demonstrate his signature Slipware decoration and wheel working techniques
Jenny Beavan - 1 Day Workshop only - 31st May 2015 - 12th July 2015
One day workshop in conjunction with Open Studios Cornwall

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.