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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We are always open to suggestions and will weigh each one carefully and with a great deal of consideration.

Covid 19 Studio Expectations:

Due to the Delta variant, we are requiring students and members to wear a mask in the studio.

Studio Etiquette

Food and Fragrances:

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.

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.

Leaving the Studio (FOR MEMBERS ONLY):

All lights, equipment such as wheels, fans and air conditioners must be turned off and windows closed prior to exiting. Please make sure the door is closed and locked behind you.

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 six clay bodies to choose from:

Clay Purchasing Process for Members:

Clay Purchasing Process for Students:

Kiln Area:

Except for our designated staff, no one is allowed in the kiln room for any reason.

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!