STUDIO MEMBERSHIP

KEY MEMBERSHIP:

£85 per month (minimum 3 months, then rolling contract) with a £170 returnable deposit.

Membership gives you the following benefits:

  • 15 hours per week, anytime access (24/7) to the studio,with limited access during scheduled class times, occasional maintenance works and one off classes.
  • Personal storage space of 90 x 40 x 35cm
  • Use of house glazes
  • Up to 40 litres of glaze firing per month (unused allowance not transferrable accross months) and extra firings charged at £1 per litre,
  • 50% off all workshops and classes (firings logged as part of membership allowance)
  • Opportunity for discounted 1:1 tuition with 7 Spot Tutors
  • On-site informal technical and creative support, from technicians and tutors
  • Opportunities to exhibit and sell work through internal and external events
  • Superfast wifi and wired internet access

Terms and Conditions

Members are encouraged to work cooperatively and we ask that potential members are willing to work together to use the space collaboratively at any busy periods.

Members purchase their own clay (clay can be bought from the studio, £10 for 12kg bag) and have a firing allowance of 40 litres of kiln firing per month, which includes access to house glazes

Most of us work in clay as a part of a wider practice and as such the space is not suitable for production potters.

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.

Current members at 7 Spot currently include:

Mim Leach

Meg Beamish

Helen Newman

Hamish Sempill

Frida Cooper

Eva Elliott

Lianne Pierce

Grace Edwards

Anastassia Zamaraeva

 

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 Studio.

 

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.