10/12/21: Masks are back in vogue
As a result of the recent government restrictions in response to the Omicron variant, masks are now mandatory the studios and in classes, unless you are exempt. Staff will, when possible, wear clear masks so you can see their bright and beautiful smiles and to aid communication. Take special care when moving around the studio and if you are in the vicinity of other people. Not all disabilities are visible or immediately obvious, so please be kind if you see someone not wearing one. We hope we can all go back to normal as soon as possible, but for now please cover up your smile with your brightest mask.
Classes and memberships have now resumed
We have fully reopened at Stage 2 and we are pleased to confirm that we are again operating with our usual opening hours.
Social distancing is continuing
As a result of changes made earlier in the year, the studios are Covid-secure, with no close contact between members. Please be reminded that to prevent becoming a 'close contact' and spreading the virus, you should at no point come within one metre distance of another person within the studio (or within 2 meters for longer than 15 minutes). Masks should be worn at all times. You can expect regular sanitation and ventilation of the work space; you can do your part by regularly washing your hands.
Please ensure you also follow government guidance regarding NHS Test and Trace.
Our Unique Organisation Reference (UON), if needed for testing, is: 50544451.
In Production membership
To further support professional members, In Production membership has reduced in price to £290 per month (shared space), with firing fees of £40 per glaze kiln (bisque included). The reduced price will be valid for the rest of 2021, with a reduced minimum commitment of two months. Support will be provided to help makers new to studio management pack their kilns and fire them, and to mix glazes (although they will also have access to premixed Turning Earth glazes during this time). We also have a gas kiln, and help on hand to learn to use it. In addition, In Production membership gives makers independent 24-hour unlimited access. Please see the In Production website to learn more about the facilities. Covid Secure measures are in place in the studio and will be made more stringent to reflect use by a greater number of members.
The studio would have not survived the second lockdown if it had not been for the support of members throughout the pandemic, many of whom have been exceptionally generous. Please let us express our warmest gratitude for everything our community has done to keep us alive. We love you.
Online booking is no longer needed for now. Paper sign in/sign out sheets are back in each studio.