The rules and regulations anyone using the open studio must follow.
The studio hours are 6:30 AM-9 PM, 7 days a week. You MUST schedule your time through the online scheduling system here. Open studio time may be unavailable when there are classes or special events.
Sorry, no visitors allowed due to insurance restrictions.
You will have a shelf 24" W x 24" L x 16" H to store pieces you're currently working on and your personal tools. If you generally make pieces taller than 16", you may request a top shelf.
You will receive a code to the door. This is your personal code and may not be shared at the risk of losing your membership.
Memberships are managed through Square online. You can manage your membership through something called a "subscription" in Square. You can pause, resume, or cancel a subscription, by clicking the Manage Subscription link included in all subscription notification emails.
Memberships are $200 per month and include shelf space, community tools, clay, studio glazes. and access to the studio between 9 AM and 9 PM, 7 days a week, as available. Firing fees are only $0.03 per cubic inch. Memberships may be paused for 1 month. Firing fees will be sent by Square invoice.
Open studio equipment use is limited to wheels, slab roller, extruder, and hand tools. Pug mill, kilns, and any other large studio equipment may not be used by anyone but trained staff.
We have limited space for members, if you know of someone who wants to be a member, please direct them to the application.
No materials, equipment, glazes, underglazes or stains may be borrowed or taken out of the studio for personal use.
We would call someone a "production potter" if they are making more than 25 items a month. If you think you will be producing this much, please let us know and we can let you know if we are able to support you while continuing to support our students and other members.
That said, you can always do your production work offsite and hire out one of our kilns for your firings.
For the health and safety of everyone, limit dust-producing activities indoors. Sanding may only be done outside and trimming bone dry pieces is prohibited. After use of any work area or equipment, it is expected that the open studio user clean it completely.
The wheels that are available to book are:
-Adaptive: a Brent adaptive wheel. Generally set up to throw standing.
-Whisper 1 & 2: Shimpo VL-Whisper wheels
-Brent Model C 1, 2, & 3
-Brent Model IE
-Brent Model B 1 & 2: Brent Model B wheels in the front window. The only wheels bookable during classes.
Some tools are sharp and can cause injury. In case of an injury, please alert staff immediately. A first aid kit is also provided in the main work room. Nitrile gloves are available in the store room closet.