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Ceramics by Laura De Benedetti at Studiopottery.co.uk

Laura De Benedetti

Ceramics by Liz Mathews at Studiopottery.co.uk

Liz Mathews

Upcoming events

Fringe Arts Bath at Gary Wood's Gallery at One Two Five Gallery 26th May to 11th June, 2017 Our art installation this year is 'TRANSFER 2', a collaboration between four artists. Discover an interractive space which combines sound, images and objects.
Sussex Guild Craft Show - includes Ceramics at Parham House 17th - 18th June 2017 Craft fair at a splendid location with views over the Sussex Downs
Joanna Howells, Moving Sale at Tythegston Pottery 16th - 18th June 2017 Moving sale as Joanna moves to another pottery in South Wales
Anglian Potters at RHS Hyde Hall at Royal Horticultural Society - Hyde Hall 27th - 29th May 2017 Includes work by John Masterton

Recently added Courses

LeachPottery: Workshop with Jenny Beavan - 10th - 11th June 2017
This is a great opportunity for a two day workshop with Jenny Beavan
Slip Decorating With Richard Wilson - 23rd - 25th June 2017
Students will be throwing or press moulding forms to decorate with slips.
Residential Pottery Courses in France with Sylph Baier - 14th May to 14th October, 2017
It is mainly throwing based and would suit students with some throwing experience but other techniques can also be covered as well as glazing and firing in electric and gas reduction kiln
Hand Building & Smoke Firing Course at the Moulin with Frances Marr - 11th - 17th June 2017
Over the the course of the week we will explore smoke-firing techniques resulting from the interaction of clay and fire. 

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.