Welcome - This is a Social Enterprise Business It aims to help potters and ceramic artists to become better known, to sell their work, to fill their courses and to provide a window into this fantastic world of 3D art!

New Members

Work for Sale

Ceramics by Eddie Curtis at Studiopottery.co.uk

Eddie Curtis

Ceramics by Keith Kent at Studiopottery.co.uk

Keith Kent

Upcoming events

Midlands Potters Association: Fired Up! at Deans Chapel Worcester Cathedral 11th - 26th June 2016 Selected exhibition with meet the artists day on 11 June
Explorers: ceramic art at Contemporary Ceramics Centre 9th June to 2nd July, 2016 New work by Barry Stedman and Dan Kelly
NOBLE PROSPECTS: Capability Brown and the Yorkshire Landscape at Mercer Art Gallery 25th June to 11th September, 2016 Anna Lambert will have specially commissioned work for the newly revamped shop at the Gallery to accompany this exhibition.
Alan Birchall, Red Lion Pottery at Red Lion Pottery 11th - 12th June 2016 Alan Birchall - part of Attenborough Beeston Chilwell Art Trail (ABCAT) 

Recently added Courses

Thrown forms with lids, lugs, handles and spouts - Julie Ayton - 14th - 17th July 2016
A four day course suitable for those that have moderate experience on the wheel, and are looking to broaden their experience and technique.   
Throwing & hand building led by Sarah Purvey and Jo Taylor - 21st May 2016 - 17th July 2016
One day - 21 may 2016 - The day will be a fun introduction to throwing on the wheel and to hand building techniques.
Hand - building skills with Sarah Purvey - 7th June to 12th July, 2016
Six week evening class 7-9pm starting Tuesday 7th June.  A six week programme of hand building skills.Taught by Sarah Purvey Please make your booking through the Pound 01249 701628
Children's Summer Pottery Classes With Mohamed Hamid - 25th - 29th July 2016
Children's Summer Pottery Classes: Ages 7-16. With potter Mohamed Hamid.

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.