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INDEPENDENT STUDIO

During designated Studio hours, we welcome those with previous ceramic experience to share our space, equipment, and materials to create with clay. Independent Studio is recommended for those who are familiar with the ceramic process, doesn’t need hands-on instruction, feel confident working independently, and can follow the studio procedures.

For those who are new to clay, we recommend joining the regular hand building or wheel throwing classes. Independent studio participants must be 18+.


Independent Studio fees: $2000/Month during designated hours. Includes one 10kg bag of your choice of available clay, studio glazes and kiln firing.

 
Clay Mugs

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Payment method: cash or cheque prior to start of class to secure your space.

Public Holidays: the studio is closed on Public Holidays.

Cancellation policy: All Payments are final. Classes or workshops can only be refunded for credit towards another class or workshop of equal value if canceled 7 days before the start of class. Applications are accepted on a "first come, first served" basis. 

Bad weather arrangement: all classes will be cancelled when typhoon signal no. 8 or black thunderstorm signal is hoisted 2 hours before class starts.  Class cancellation due to bad weather cannot be made up and no refund can be given.

Make up class arrangement: make up classes must be made up within the term/month and are also subject to space availability. No refunds can be given. 


Studio Etiquette: All patrons are required to fallow the rules of the studio to ensure a pleasant experience for all.

*Littler Egret Studio reserves the right to modify class scheduled. Notice will be given if changes are made.

 

STUDIO ETIQUETTE

  • Treat the people, studio, and equipment with care and respect

  • Help each other out, do not offer criticism unless it is asked for

  • Be considerate of others work, do not touch or move work that does not belong to you

  • After use, everything needs to be cleaned and returned to its correct place.

  • Clean as you go, always wipe with a clean wrung-out sponge

  • If you are done in one area, do not move to another without cleaning up first

  • After you are done on the wheel, clean wheel, splash pan, table, chair, and water bucket

  • Place clay scraps & slip in reclaim bucket; nothing from the floor or sink goes in the reclaim bucket. Put it in the trash instead.

  • Rinse out any sponges you’ve used and put them away clean

  • Make sure to label all of your personal tools with a marker

  • Make sure ALL clay and greenware is labelled with your name & date

  • Make sure all greenware is signed on the bottom before putting on the ‘to-be bisque’ shelf

  • Please take your finished work home with you within 30 days of completion 

  • Abandoned, dried out or not labelled pieces will be discarded after 30 days

  • Regular studio purges occur, everything must be taken home during a purge

  • The studio is not responsible for pieces that break during the firing process or get thrown out if abandoned for more than 30 days


Independent Studio Guidelines

  • Independent Studio hours are subject to change

  • Everyone who attends an Independent Studio must indicate which time slot they wish to attend at least 24 hours in advance.

  • Everyone who signs up for Independent Studio must have taken at least one ceramics class at the studio or have prior approval.

  • Independent Studio patrons must be 18 years and older

  • Independent studio patrons must be knowledgeable and comfortable in how to take their pieces through the entire process (glazing included)

  • Start clean-up at least 20 minutes before the Independent Studio time finishes; you should be totally cleaned up before the next class starts or Independent studio end time.

  • No outside clay or glazes are allowed

  • No foreign objects allowed to be fired in clay

  • No glazes, slips, tools or studio equipment of any kind should be removed from the studio

  • We do not accommodate production work: more than 20 mug sized pieces per month is considered production and is not allowed.

  • We only offer glaze kiln firings up to cone 6.

  • Please take your finished work home with you within 30 days

  • Abandoned, dried out or not labelled pieces will be discarded after 30 days

What to wear:

We highly recommend wearing clothing you won't mind getting a dirty and closed toed shoes. We do provide communal aprons to help keep you a little clean. Jewelry such as rings, bracelets and watches are best left at home. Hair tied up and long nails trimmed are definitely advised for a safe and productive learning experience.  

 

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