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New Web Site

It has become increasingly clear that the complexities of running a WordPress based web-site may not be worth the effort. Increasingly Web-Hosts offer simple, user friendly interfaces. Darren Edgley expressed an interest in helping run the web-site as he has a strong background in marketing and image development, I (Richard Morris), was more than happy to accept his help. Gradually as he investigated the existing web-site it became very clear that setting up a new one with Go-Daddy would be simpler than modifying the present one. He has now done this and the new site has gone live.

It is https://northwalespotters.org

For a while until the search engines (Google etc) start to index the site and traffic builds up you will need to type the full address into the address line of the search engine – or use the link above. The present web-site will remain visible until December but will not be regullarly updated. Gradually the new web-site will become the sole site for NWP and all information for this site needs to be sent either Darren Edgley <edgleysfloral@aol.co.uk> or me (nantglyn.ysgol@yahoo.com).

 

 

Events update

Raku – Blue Lion Cwm 27th August – details on events page. At the committee meeting on 29th August several new ventures were discussed. Bev is going to look into the availability of venues for a Christmas Sale. In the first instance she will investingate two halls in Conwy, but recommendations of other venues would be helpful -contact Bev, myself or any other committee members. We also discussed a Potters Trail along the lines of Helfa Gelf. This could be more concentrated over a single weekend and involve lots of hands-on and demonstrations at as many NWP members studios as possible. (I would also be happy to host a cluster of potters at my house (The Old School) in Nantglyn). We need your input about this to know if it is something the membership is interested in doing. It was also agreed that we should have a NWP stall at several craft fairs. If NWP takes a stall/stalls we would pay the fees up front and appoint a coordinator for the event. Members who wanted to stand the event would then contact the coordinator. As space is often limited the coordinator would select contributors giving prefernce to new potters and diverse types of work. A 20% commission would be charged on all sales.

Updates to follow

Hi all members, You should all have information concerning our Exhibition at Mostyn Gallery. Please submit your application so we have a strong selection of members. You need to complete the form, send an artists statement and photographs as detailed in the Email sent to all members. If you have not had these contact me (Richard via Email nantglyn.ysgol@yahoo.com or Eleni (members secretary)). Raku – this will be at the Blue Lion again at the end of August – we have a committee meeting tomorrow and I will confirm the date. More to follow. Please, please send me events information and updates of your works. Regards Richard.

Web site rebuild after EU demolition

Hi, You will see that the web site is a bit patchy as I have removed images of people and work from the members work section for anyone who did not reply to our request to include personal data. Please let me know if anything on the site remains which you feel is any way infringes your individual privacy rights. Having got to this point it would be nice to start to rebuild the web site. Images of people need permission from the people shown before they can be included – a pain I know, but this is my current understanding. Images of children need their parents permission – this is really sad as we wish to encourage children to experience the fun of making things with clay – even if it is only a mess. All members, and I mean all, are encouraged to send in images of work, write reviews, advertise events, classes, equipment etc etc – anything you think will either promote your ceramic activities or be of general interest to the membership. Remember this web site is the first port of call for many galleries looking for exhibitors and for galleries that select from NWP members for exhibitions. If you do not want to be overlooked make sure you are on this site and that you keep your images of work up to date. Regards Richard.

EU Law, Blog, Newsletter, Personal Data

Dear All, You will notice a number of changes to this Web Site. I have been removing any images of people who I have not had express permission to show. I have also removed the Blog Subscription and have not started a subscription Newsletter until NWP have drawn up a new Privacy Policy. Members will shortly get an Email asking them to confirm that they will permit NWP to continue to hold some basic personal information, ie.. the information requested on the membership form. For those of you who show work on the members pages and give personal details such as conatct information, Web-links etc, we will also need confirmation the you are happy with the information on the site. This has to be done by the 25th May 2018 (this Friday) or I will have to remove your details. Regards Richard.

EU regulation

Dear Subscriber, I have temporarilly removed the Blog Subscription system until I fully understand the conditions of the new EU reguations. Please feel free to Unscubscribe.

Newsletter

Hi, This may be a bit confusing and demonstrates my lack of ability in running a web site. I have just found an application which allows me to set up a newsletter. If I can figure out how to use it I will switch to this instead of using the Blog. Don’t hold your breath as I have only a little time to spend on this at the moment – the troups are demanding coffee.

Llyn Arts Festival

Llyn Arts Festival (http://www.gwyneddgreadigol.com/http://www.gwyneddgreadigol.com/eng/index.html )

May 25 – June 3   Annie Horsley  www.northwalespotters.wales/members-work-2/annie-horsley  is opening her studio during the week and is doing workshops on Monday and Wednesday . Her Studio is at Tyn Y Parc Llangwnnadl, LL538NY, email pandahorsley@talktalk , net phone 01758770492 Lots to see and do!

Several North Wales potters are also selling work in Llanbederog Village Hall as part of the Festival on 28th May. In addition Plas Glyn Y Weddw is also always worth a visit and has work by several NWP members in its shop – they also do nice cakes and other food in the cafe.

Blog comments and events update

Hi, Following a discussion with one of our members I checked the Blog settings again. To prevent your in-box being swamped I have set up comments so they have to be moderated by me. This will prevent any inappropriate comments being posted – so please sign up to the blog posts to keep yourself informed of our activities. I have also updated information about Pea’s workshops on 20th and 30th May.

Figure making classes

Pea Restall is running a couple of classes in figure making as part of a Llandudno/ Ross-on-Sea Festival, Details have been added to the calendar and Current events page.