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!

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Work for Sale

Ceramics by James Faulkner at Studiopottery.co.uk

James Faulkner

Ceramics by Linda Southwell at Studiopottery.co.uk

Linda Southwell

Upcoming events

York Open Studios - Isabel Denyer at Wighill House 17th - 26th April 2015 As part of York open studios, come and see Isabel Denyer's work. See her website for more info.  Weekends only 17-19 April and 25-26 April
Earth and Rock: includes Robin Welch ceramics at Sladers Yard 18th April to 31st May, 2015
Ceramics Demonstration - Roger Lewis at Petersfield Community Centre 12th April 2015 to 31st May, 2015 PACS Pottery Group - Demonstration by Roger Lewis
Beginnings, with ceramics at Jane Reeves Gallery 3rd - 30th April 2015 New work from Emily-Kriste Wilcox as part of a group exhibition. PV: 3 April, meet the artists over the weekend!

Recently added Courses

Easter Clay Workshops 2015 with Gary Wood - 30th March to 9th April, 2015
Gary wood is running four clay workshops for children during the Easter holiday at his studio in Bathford.
Jenny Beavan - 1 Day Workshop only - 31st May 2015 to 9th April, 2015
One day workshop in conjunction with Open Studios Cornwall
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
Julian Jardine - Weekend Sculpting Workshop - 11th - 12th April 2015
A general Clay Sculpting Weekend

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.