Studio Membership

7 SPOT STUDIO MEMBERSHIP 

Memberships are available for makers who can work confidently and independently in the studio, and have completed at least 6 months of classes or equivalent experience.

 

Member Access Times 
Wednesday 10am - Friday 12 midnight
Saturday 2pm - 12 midnight

Fees
£80 membership per month, rolling contract (minimum 3 month)
£170 key deposit

What's included:

  • Up to 12hr per week bookable studio access during our members hours (Wednesday to Saturday)
  • We have individual socially distant work-spaces for 4 members to work in the studio at any time 
  • Each workspace includes 1 wheel and work table.
  • Membership includes a studio induction
  • Access to studio equipment, wheels, slips and standard studio glazes
  • Personal storage shelf space 90x30x45cm
  • Technical support and advice from experienced studio staff

Materials:

Clay is purchased in 6kg bags @ £18 or 12kg bags @ £36, which includes glaze and firing (£3 per kg). We now have 6 different types of clay, including

Red, Vulcan Black, Buff, grogged white for handbuilding, smooth white for throwing, craft crank

*Only clay purchased directly from the studio can be fired in our kilns, unless specifically agreed with the studio manager.

     

    Terms and Conditions

     

    Please contact us if you're interested in membership, describing the work that you make, how much experience you have of ceramics, and any links if you have a website/pictures of your work.

    When places become available we will choose from applications, and contact you if selected. In the meantime, you are welcome to join our Improvers Classes, on Mondays and Tuesdays, in which you can carry out your own projects with optional technical support and access to additional drop in sessions.

     

     

     

    Health and Safety:

    Members use the Studio at their own risk with awareness of the inherent hazards of a Studio environment, which include but are not limited to use of sharp tools and sharp edges, exposure to toxic materials, the dangers of using materials and equipment at high temperatures, and the risks associate with breathing silica dust.

    Each Studio Member is required to read and follow the health and safety information outlined in the handbook and undergo a Health and Safety induction before he begins his Membership.

    Each Member must comply with all health and safety instructions given by the Company’s staff at all times.

    Each Member is required to keep all surfaces clean of clay and glaze and to clean all areas including the floor around his work station thoroughly before completing his Session. This is to minimise the risks to Members caused by breathing clay and glaze dusts.

    In the interests of safety and hygiene, no crockery, glass or food are permitted in the Studio. Pets are brought into the studio at the owners risk, the Studio cannot be held responsible for the behaviour or health of animals visiting the space. 

    Members must use the main entrance to the Studio when entering or leaving the Studio. Fire exits, which are clearly marked, are there in the interests of safety and Members must not interfere with these exits for any reason. In the event of a fire, Members are asked to make their way to the nearest available exit.

    Smoking is forbidden in the building.

     

    Cleaning:

    All Members are required to spend at least 20 minutes cleaning the Studio at the close of each Session. Clay and glaze dusts are toxic and must not be left anywhere in the Studio. Work areas should be left cleaner or as clean as when the Member began working, including the floor area around the work station. If a Member’s work area is cleaned thoroughly within the 20 minutes cleaning allocation, the Member is required to then clean a shared studio area of their choice.

    Any Member that does not wish to or does not have time to clean the Studio for 20 minutes at the end of each Session will be required to pay a 10% increase in their Membership fee to cover staff cleaning time. This arrangement is to keep costs down for all Members as the Company does not employ cleaning staff.

    Each Member is required to comply with the Studio’s bucket cleaning system for cleaning equipment for the use of clay and glazes as well as hand washing. Members should use the correct bucket for their specific purpose, e.g. glaze bucket for wiping glaze, slops for wheel slip etc. Clay, glaze and plaster must not be disposed of in sinks and drains, neither in the Studio nor in the yard outside. All members must use disposal buckets provided.