Terms & Conditions
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’.
20 days or more before the start date of a course or session we can provide a full refund (minus a £5 booking fee). Between 20 and 10 days prior to the start of a course or session we will refund 50% of the total fees paid (minus a £5 booking fee). We provide NO refunds 9 days before the start date of the course or session. Once the course begins there are no refunds.
Courses and classes are transferable to another person by the attendedee before the start date but it is not possible to share a block of classes with another person. Please notify us if you are transferring your booking to another person.
Clay / glaze / firing costs:
Taster sessions: 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
6 week courses: addition to class fees materials will be charged at £2.50 per 500g of fired pot (e.g, about £1 for a teacup). Pots should be paid for on collection (cash only).
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 weeks after the session.
Finished work can be collected on Sundays 10-4pm.
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 60 days to collect your work. 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 thrown out
Health & Safety
It is important that everyone respects all Health & Safety regulations, signage, 7 Spot staff / members and other Islington Mill residents. Main points
- 7 Spot Pottery cannot be held responsible for any injuries caused through the misuse of the studio or equipment
- Classes are for over 18s only
- Please familiarise yourself with our evacuation procedure
- If you are unsure of anything regarding Health & Safety please ask your teacher or a member of staff
- 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
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.
This is a rolling contract at £85 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 or 15th 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.
Membership gives you the following benefits:
- 24 hour access 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 30 litres of glaze firing per month (unused allowance not transferrable accross months) and extra firings charged at £1 per litre,
- 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.
You are welcome to invite guests to see the studio for up to 15 minutes as long as you give us prior notice. Only signed up members can use the space and any visitors can not participate in any use of the facility.
If you have any special requirements please let us know prior to or during your induction.
You can purchase clay by the bag directly from us or you can source it independently. If buying clay elsewhere you should make sure it can be fired to 1250oC or higher. As for all materials, clay must be checked and approved by a member of staff.
Glazes and firing
All work must be initialled and recorded in the kiln log prior to bisque firing. Any work that has not been logged and initialled will not be fired.
Externally sourced or self-made glazes must not be used in the studio until approved by a member of staff. In all cases a test-firing will be required to ensure there will be no damage to the kilns, kiln furniture or other members’ work.
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 4 weeks turnaround from bone-dry or glazed stage for your work to be fired.
Kiln firing service may be interrupted during school holidays, but studio access continues as normal.
Termination of Membership
A Member may cancel their Membership within 14 days of acceptance of their Membership by the Company on condition that he has not used the Studio and/or attended a Session or Class during such period. In order to cancel a Membership, the Member must provide written notice of cancellation to the Studio either by email or by letter hand delivered to a Studio employee 30 days before your contract is due to end.
A Member cannot cancel their Membership before the expiry of the minimum period of 3 months from the date of his initial payment for a month-to-month contract.
A Member may terminate their Membership by giving written notice to the Studio of no less than the Notice Period to expire prior to the end of the Minimum Membership Period.
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.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Studio may terminate the Membership of any Member in the event that such Member fails to make payment of any sum due to the Studio within 14 days of the date such sum is due. In the event of termination by reason of non-payment, the balance of fees due for the remaining term of the Membership shall become immediately due and payable.
Termination of these Terms and Conditions shall be without prejudice to any rights and obligations of the Studio and Member accrued and owed prior to the date of such termination.
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