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Studio Member Policies

General Policy

  • All studio members must sign-up for Regularly Scheduled Open studio hours (OSH) using the OPEN STUDIO HOURS ( appointment google appointment calendar  )

  • Key Holder Studio Members must manually add after hours OSH to the OPEN STUDIO HOURS appointment google calendar.

  • All Studio Members must be knowledgable and comfortable in how to take their pieces through the entire process ( glazing included )

  • Start cleanup at least 20 minutes before your OPEN STUDIO HOURS session ends; you must be totally cleaned up by open studio hours end time and/or class. ( Link to studio operations for opening and closing if you are the 1st in or out )

  • You must prove outside clay or glazes are supported in our firings ( show the studio monitor before using in the studio to get an okay )

  • No foreign objects allowed to be fired in clay without permission of the studio monitor

  • No studio glazes, slips, tools or studio equipment of any kind should be removed from the studio

  • We do not have the facilities to accommodate production work ( in this case the definition of production is high-volume work )

  • Please take your finished work home with you within 30 days

  • Abandoned, dried out or not labeled pieces will be discarded

  • The studio is not responsible for pieces that break during the firing process or get thrown out if abandoned

  • All members must provide 30 days email notice, if you plan to end your membership

  • When ending a membership, you must schedule a Move-Out time with Debbie Quick 

  • Upon Move-Out all of your belongs must be removed ( any work or belongings left after this date will be discarded )

Studio Member Etiquette Policy

  • Courteously follow Studio Monitor and Instructors directions  

  • Treat the people, studio, and equipment with care, respect, and kindness

  • Help each other out and be nice; please do not offer criticism unless it is asked for

  • Be considerate of others work

  • If you use the studios tools, be sure to clean them properly and put them back where they belong

  • After use, everything needs to be cleaned and returned to its correct place

  • Help to conserve water! wipe down splash pan with water off, turn it back on for the final rinse

  • Keep sink free of pieces of clay pea size or larger

  • Clean as you go, always make sure your last wipe is with a clean wrung-out sponge

  • No ‘holding’ of pottery wheel while you work on something else

  • If you are done in one area, do not move to another without cleaning up first

  • After you are done on the wheel, clean wheel, splash pan, table, wheel legs, chair, water bucketPlace pedal, cord, and stool on top of wheel, mop the floor around your wheel

  • After you are done working at the table, wipe it down with a clean damp sponge

  • Place studio clay scraps & slip/slop in recycle bucket; nothing from the floor goes in the recycle bucket. Put it in the trash instead.

  • Rinse out any sponges you’ve used and put them away clean

  • Make sure to label all of your personal tools with a marker

  • Make sure ALL clay and greenware is labeled with your name & date on firing tag or masking tape

  • Make sure all greenware is signed on the bottom before putting on the ‘greenware’ shelf

  • Make a firing tag for each group of your work to be fired in a single firing

  • Mark down any study materials you use on the Materials Log located above the kiln furniture cart ( the studio will keep track of your firings )

Storage Policy

  • The studio provides 2 shelves for all studio members. You can choose to buy more shelves at $15/per shelf or bing in your own ( measurements are 15"x15" ). DO NOT use the studio ware boards as shelving. If we find you using studio ware boards as permanent shelves, you will be charged the cost of the shelves.

  • Work or clay not properly labeled will be discarded

  • If you run out of storage space, speak with Debbie Quick to discuss your options

Glazing Policy

  • Our glaze firings go to cone 5/6 oxidation

  • We do not do any single firings- all work must be bisque fired first

  • Thoroughly stir all glazes; improperly mixed glazes result in altered glaze composition over time

  • Do not cross contaminate glazes; if a glaze is accidentally poured in another glaze, let an us know

  • When finished glazing, wipe down glaze counter and any excess glaze you’ve spilled on buckets or floor

  • Keep bottom ¼” of each piece glaze free, make sure to wipe any glaze off bottom with clean sponge

  • Push glaze buckets back under the tool pegboard when you are through, with the labels clearly visible for the next person

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