Work Environment and General Guildlines
BEFORE ARRIVING TO THE STUDIO
Before arriving at the studio for open studio time, please book your time slot(s) for the day you come in. If you plan to stay longer than your booked session, please make sure you book the following time slot in that calendar, this allows us and other studio members to see how many spots on the wheels are available.
CLAY AND TOOLS
Only cone 5/6 clay is allowed for use in the studio. You may bring your own preferred cone 5/6 clay or purchase clay at the studio if needed. Bag of B-Mix 5 (25lbs) is $25.The studio also has a selection of tools for your use. Please make sure clean and return these tools after use to the labeled containers.
Each person utilizing the studio is required to contribute to maintaining its cleanliness and order. Tables, wheels, and splash pans should all be sponged clean and ready for the next user. Sponge, spray bottle, bucket, and other items should all be cleaned before being put back in their correct storage location. Every class and open studio time has the duty of cleaning up the studio after themselves.
LEAVING THE STUDIO
Each person will make sure to tidy up their workspace and put all finished work away before leaving the studio. Regardless of whether they are there for a lesson, open studio, workshop, or another event, everyone will leave the building by the time it closes. Except for technicians, no one is allowed to stay in the facility after it closes.
KILNS AND FIRING
For every firing, each kiln will be as full of ware as possible. Students and members should leave an identifying mark on their ware that will survive bisque and glaze firings. The firing process begins with the bisque firing. The bone-dry ware is to be placed on the shelves marked “ready for bisque”. After the piece has been bisque fired, it will be placed on your shelf. After the piece has been glazed, it should be placed on the glazed ware shelves. Glazed pieces will be loaded for the glaze firing as soon as there are enough pieces for a firing. The glaze firing schedule will be posted on the "Studio News Board" so studio members will be aware of when those firings will take place. Each member is responsible for their work.
Studio members have the options of purchasing a monthly unlimited firing pass through us for an additional $50 a month or can pay for each individual piece made.