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Ceramics by Prue Cooper at Studiopottery.co.uk

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Müritzkeramik - workshop Gallery at MUERITZKERAMIK 1st May to 12th October, 2014  From the mid of May until the mid of October our workshop Gallery is open
Craft Open Exhibition 2014 at Platform Gallery 3rd May to 12th July, 2014 Featuring works by over 40 artists from the north of England, the selected exhibition features a stunning selection of textiles, ceramics, jewellery and glass in a wealth of materials. All items are for sale, with prices from £18 upwards. 
Art + Design, New York at Mercer Gallery, New York 7th - 11th May 2014 Presented by art galleries and dealers, three-dimensional artwork including ceramics, wood, jewelry, textiles, glass, and sculpture, alongside contemporary painting, photography and design.
ARTCERAM - Exposition Internationale de Céramiques Contemporaines at Le Sel 24th April to 18th May, 2014 An important event, with Honorary invitees: Shozo Michikawa, Marc Uzan and Catherine Vanier. British ceramic artists Eddie Curtis and Tony Laverick will be showing new work with some 50 other well known ceramicists.

Recently added Courses

Inventive Ceramic Projects for the Garden - Claire Ireland - 4th June to 9th July, 2014
A comprehensive introduction into the methods and creative potential of sculptural ceramics. (6 weeks)
Ceramics for Beginners: Wheel Throwing - 30th April to 2nd July, 2014
Open to complete beginners and improvers this course will introduce you to the basic skills of working with the clay on the potters' wheel.
Jill Ford - Ceramic Workshops - Sea Urchin Candle Holder - 26th June 2014 to 2nd July, 2014
Learn to throw pots under the expert guidance of professional potter Jill Ford. Jill will carefully guide you through all the stages needed to throw a vase or bowl, also hand building.
Jill Ford - Ceramic Workshops - Green Man Garden Plaque - 1st May 2014 to 2nd July, 2014
Under the expert guidance of professional potter Jill Ford. Jill will carefully guide you through all the stages needed to create the Green man Garden Plaque

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.