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 Mary Kershaw at Studiopottery.co.uk

Mary Kershaw

Ceramics by Ailsa Nicholson at Studiopottery.co.uk

Ailsa Nicholson

Upcoming events

Sussex Guild Craft Show - includes Ceramics at Parham House 6th - 7th June 2015 Craft fair at a splendid location with views over the Sussex Downs
Vivre Côté Sud Fair including ceramics by Emily Kriste Wilcox at Parc Jourdan 5th - 8th June 2015 Group stand by 'Handmade in Britain' includes work by Emily_Kriste Wilcox and other ceramicists
Open Studio - Anna Lambert - ceramic art at Rushbank Open Studio 6th - 14th June 2015 Good opportunity to meet the artist and see a range of exciting work for sale.
Patchings Festival - includes ceramic art at Patchings Exhibition Centre 4th - 7th June 2015 This year the Patchings Festival reaches its 22nd year. Over 200 artists and makers 

Recently added Courses

Smoke and Fire two day workshop - Claire Ireland - 11th - 12th July 2015
Short Course - Smoke and Fire two day workshop
JAPANESE POTTERS : the next generation - 2 DAY JAPANESE WORKSHOP - 26th - 28th June 2015
Six young Japanese potters, who have all  served long apprenticeships with Masters, and are now making a name for themselves in their own right, are teaching a weekend workshop at Kigbeare.
With John Stroomer - Taking it to the next level - 27th - 31st July 2015
A five day course run by John Stroomer for participants - beginner to advanced.
David Rogers, The Vinegar Hill Pottery - 9th May 2015 - 31st July 2015
This is the perfect course for people who have always wanted to try their hand at making pots on the potter's wheel. (now only 1 space left 6/5/15)

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.