Studio Rules

Each of you mean so much to us here at Easthampton Clay. To sustain a creative, safe, and healthy studio environment, we ask everyone to review the information below and direct all questions or concerns to Liz. We are always open to suggestions and will weigh each one carefully and with a great deal of consideration.

Covid 19 Studio Expectations:

Food and Fragrances:

Studio Sign-in (FOR MEMBERS ONLY):

During the pandemic, it is absolutely essential that you sign in for a studio time on Slack (be sure to download the app). There is a sign in channel called #studio-sign-in-sign-out for members.

Studio Sign-in (STUDENTS ONLY):

During the pandemic, it is absolutely essential that you sign in for a studio time on Slack (be sure to download the app). There is a sign in channel called #sign-in-sheet. For fairness, it was a studio decision that no one can sign up for slots ahead of time. Please only sign up 24 hours in advance for practice time.

Leaving the Studio:

All lights, equipment such as wheels, fans and air conditioners must be turned off and windows closed prior to exiting.

FOR MEMBERS ONLY: Both the top and bottom locks must be locked, the code scrambled, and the shutter closed on the lock box. Please be sure that the member room light is off as well;it is a separate light from the rest of the studio.

Visitors:

There is a no visitor policy during the pandemic. We will revisit this policy when it is once again safe to be in close proximity again.

Purchasing Clay:

All clay must be purchased through the studio as it pays for the firinings, protects the kilns from any low-fire clay accidents and it helps keep the workflow going. If we have to stop the firings for a different clay body, it slows down the remainder of the students and members getting their work on time.

The studio has five clay bodies to choose from:

Clay Purchasing Process for Members:

Clay Purchasing Process for Students:

Kiln Area:

Except for our designated studio techs, no one is allowed near the kilns or in the back area for any reason. We have had some theft (or accidental borrowings), and the kiln area can be dangerous. Typically, it is a locked area, but even if it is unlocked, please don’t go back there. DO NOT touch the kiln or put anything on the kiln for any reason! You can burn your skin very badly and/or cause a fire.

Your Work:

Equipment and Tools:

Glazing:

Cleaning:

Keeping a Happily Diverse and Emotionally Safe Studio:

Contact:

PLEASE try to communicate non-urgent matters through This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by Slack. You can send an individual Slack message to @liz or @easthamptonclay. For emergency purposes only, please text me at 978-902-6619. We now have many students and members rolling through the studio and text messages get lost and can go unanswered.

Please note: These rules are subject to change (and likely to) as studio needs arise.

Please have fun and be safe!