Terms & Conditions

CLASSES

Non-attendance:

In the event of non-attendance or arriving late to classes it is not possible to provide alternative studio time, or for a class to be rescheduled. Classes are at fixed times to cover the cost of tuition. We run at full capacity so it is not possible to swap classes or use the studio outside of the allotted class times to ‘catch up’.

Refunds:

Refunds will only be issued up to 14 days before your course starts. After this period, if you cannot make the class your course fee will be retained as we will be unable to fill your space. You are able to transfer your booking to another person, as long as they do not show signs of illness. 

COVID19: If you or another member of your household is required to self isolate meaning that you cannot attend a scheduled class, you will be able to hold the value of the missed class and rearrange a catch up class for another time once your self isolation has finished. 

 

Clay / glaze / firing costs:

Taster sessions: extra pots made in these sessions can be white-glaze fired at a cost of £3 per small pot, £5 per medium pot, £8 per large pot.

Private sessions / hires: Unless stated otherwise materials and firing costs are included in the cost of hire. We fire between 2-4 pieces per person which will be ready to collect from the studio approximately 3-4 weeks after the session.

 

Collecting work:

Finished work can be collected on Sundays 11-2pm.

You will receive an email informing you when the work is ready for collection (generally 3 weeks after a one-off session and 2 weeks after the final class on a 4 week course). 

From the date of this email you will have 1 calendar month to collect your work. After this time your work will be disposed of.

We cannot guarantee that work won’t be damaged in the kiln or not survive a firing.

Any work damaged during the firing process is not the responsibility of 7 Spot Pottery and any work remaining in the studio after the above cut off times will be disposed of as we see fit.

 

Health & Safety

It is important that everyone respects all Health & Safety regulations, signage, 7 Spot staff / members and other Islington Mill residents. 

Main points:

  • Masks must be worn inside the building at all times unless to drink water or take medication. Those not wearing masks will be asked to leave to purchase one. You will not be allowed into the studio without a mask at any time. Refunds will not be issued for refusal to follow this Health and Safety precaution.
    • 7 Spot Pottery cannot be held responsible for any injuries caused through the misuse of the studio or equipment. 
    • 7 Spot Pottery will not be held responsible for any illnesses or infections. A risk assessment will be available upon request. You are responsible for your own personal hygiene.
    • Classes are for over 18s only.
    • Please familiarise yourself with our evacuation procedure, our fire assembly point is outside of the main building in the basketball court opposite the school. 
    • If you are unsure of anything regarding Health & Safety please ask your teacher or a member of staff at the beginning of the course or via email before the start date.
    • 7 Spot Pottery is not responsible for any damage caused to work and is not responsible for any work, belongings or money going missing or getting stolen.

    We reserve the right to suspend or cancel any person from a course if any of the above points are not respected.

     

     

     

    7 SPOT POTTERY MEMBERSHIP T&C's

    Membership only commences once an applicant has undertaken an initial assessment and induction session and the application has been approved by the company.

    Members must be over the age of 18.

     

    Fees

    This is a rolling contract at £80 per month (with a minimum commitment of 3 months) paid by standing order on the first day of each calendar month.

    A returnable deposit of £170 is required for access to key membership.

    A notice period of one calendar month from the 1st of the month is required to terminate the contract.

    Membership fees must be paid in accordance with these Terms and Conditions irrespective of whether or not the member uses the studio facilities.

    Membership fees may be increased at the Company’s discretion. Members will be given at least 10 working days’ notice of any such increase.

     

    Benefits

    Membership gives you the following benefits:

    • 12 hours bookable access to the studio per week (Weds-Sat), with restrictions during occasional maintenance works and one off classes. 
    • Personal storage space of 90 x 40 x 35cm
    • Use of house glazes.
    • On-site informal technical and creative support, from technicians and tutors 
    • Opportunities to exhibit and sell work through internal and external events
    • Wifi access

    Use of facilities

    All members will undergo a studio induction before using the studio independently.

    Neither the company nor its staff are responsible for personal belongings or work being damaged, lost or stolen.

    *** No guests are permitted within the studio at ANY time. ***

    If you have any special requirements please let us know prior to or during your induction.

    You should follow cleaning protocol as demonstrated in your studio induction.

    Clay

    Only clay purchased from the 7 Spot studio is permitted to be fired unless explicit permission has been given by the studio manager. There are 7 types of clay available.

    The cost of glaze and firing is included in the price of the clay and works out at £3 per kg, available in 6kg and 12kg bags.

    Glazes and firing

    All work must be stamped with the makers mark. If unmarked we cannot be held responsible for lost work.

    Externally sourced glazes must be tested prior to use, and explicit permission from the studio manager must be sought.

    Glazed work must be fired on a bat to prevent damage to the kiln furniture.

    Members are liable for any damage to the kiln or furniture caused by poorly produced ware and applied glazes.

    Technicians have the right to refuse firing items they deem to be unsafe.

    Please expect up to 2 weeks turnaround for any work to be fired.

    Kiln firing service may be interrupted during educational holidays, but studio access continues as normal.

    Any costs incurred from damage to equipment will be charged to the member responsible.

    Any outstanding payments will be received from the key deposit upon termination of membership

    Termination of Membership

    A Member cannot cancel their Membership before the expiry of the minimum period of 3 months from the date of their initial payment for a month-to-month contract. If you wish to terminate your membership at the end of 3 months you need to give 1 months notice

    After the initial 3 month period, 1 months notice should be given by the 1st or the 14th of the month.

    The Company reserves the right to refuse access to the Studio, temporarily suspend or permanently terminate the Membership or refuse to renew the Membership of any Member whose conduct is or may, in the Company’s reasonable opinion; be injurious to the character of the Studio, or who breaches any of these Terms and Conditions (as amended from time to time), or where it would otherwise be in the best interests of the other Members of the Studio.

    Anyone whose Membership is terminated by reason of breaching these Terms of Service shall immediately cease to be a Member of the Studio and shall not be entitled to any refund in respect of periods in relation to which he has already made payment. Any Member whose Membership is suspended shall not be entitled to any refund in respect of such period. 

    Personal storage areas must be emptied by the day membership finishes. Any work being processed needs to be cleared within one week of membership ending. Any work remaining after one week will be thrown out unless otherwise arranged with a member of staff.

    All students and members will be subject to Health and Safety procedures. Which will be covered in the studio induction.The main points covered in the induction:

    • 7 Spot Pottery cannot be held responsible for any injuries caused through the misuse of the studio or equipment.
    • Food or drink should not be consumed in the studio.
    • Fire safety. Please be aware of our evacuation procedure.
    • We reserve the right to suspend or cancel any membership if any of the above points are not respected

    Limitation of Liability

    Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall limit or exclude the Company’s liability for: death or personal injury caused by its negligence, or the negligence of its employees, agents or subcontractors; fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.

    Personal belongings are brought onto the Studio premises at the Member’s own risk and the Company does not accept liability for any loss or damage whatsoever to such items.


    The Company accepts no liability for any injury suffered by any Member on the Studio premises or outside the Studio except insofar as such loss, damage or injury is by law incapable of exclusion.


    The Company reserves the right to refuse admission to the Studio. 

    By commencing a Membership with 7 Spot Pottery you accept all T&C's.