January 25th 2021
Now that we are getting some work up to fire in the kilns, here are a few reminders: When your pot is ready to be fired, put it on one of the rolling carts that has clipboards attached to it and find your name on one of those clipboards to mark that you have put a piece in the kiln. Once the piece is fired and returned to your CLASS SHELF, you can glaze it and put it on the carts marked with your preferred firing. (TEACHERS, please explain this again. pots of all stages are just being placed on the class return shelves.). IF any of the carts are full, please put your pots on the firing counter with a note. (Your name, class number, and firing you want.)
Chrissy has the March class session up. There was a waiting list for last class session so pick your spot soon so you get the class and time you want!
Ben is teaching a free clay and glaze class this Wednesday, January 28th from 5:15 - 6:15. This is for anyone who is a little confused by the clay, glaze, and firing options. We go through everything a beginning or intermediate student needs to know to make good decisions going forward.
We will be offering Valentines Day special events and pottery painting take home kits for those of you who are interested. Morgan is working hard to make this an awesome clay holiday so check in with her to see what is possible.
The new gas kiln is waiting on a repair so we will be firing the old gas kiln. This means that glazes will come out a little different. This is good for Joes green and shine, bad for tomato red and some others. Not terrible, just not ideal. If you don’t want your pots fired in the old kiln, keep them on your shelf until we give the green light that the BLAAUW is fixed.
Thanks and have a great week.
We still have to think about the safety of others every day. Please remember to wear a mask, cover nose and mouth, wash hands often, stay at a safe distance, and use the sanitizing sprays to clean your work station after practice times and class. Thanks for doing this. Our teachers and fellow studio members REALLY appreciate it. Please see our guidelines below for more info.
Studio Health Guidelines
As we confront the COVID-19 virus, we wanted to share the health and safety measures that we are putting into place in the studio. As of right now we are planning on continuing to stay open and hold classes. This may change as new guidelines and restrictions come out from the state and local health departments. We will notify members via email of any changes, so please be on the lookout for communications from us.
Here’s what we’re doing: There will be hand-sanitizing stations at both entrances and throughout the building. Please use those as you enter and exit the studio
Mask or face shield rule is in effect! everyone must have a face covering while in the building.
- There will be soap at every sink.
- Restrooms and high use studio surfaces will be cleaned and sanitized daily.
- There will be either disinfectant wipes, or disinfectant spray and paper towels available to studio members to use at any space where you will be working.
- The retail store will have individual cleaning sponges available at cost so students can avoid using the community sponges.
- There are disposable gloves to wear when looking at items in the retail shop. Only 2 customers are allowed in at a time.
Here’s what we’re asking you to do:
- If you’re feeling sick, please don’t come in to the studio.
- If you’ve been exposed to someone who’s sick, please self quarantine for 10 days before returning to the studio.
- Wear a mask or face shield at all times while in the building.
- Sanitize your hands upon entering and leaving the studio.
- Use the sign in sheets at both entrances when you arrive and make sure to use the SIGN UP GENIUS to reserve a space for any practice times.
- Wash your hands every 30 minutes.
- Spread out- work at least 6 feet away from other members.
- Use the cleaning spray bottles we have all over the studio. When finished working, spray the work area and leave it. Don’t forget the on/off switch on the wheel.
- If you’re feeling uncomfortable or worried please talk to a staff member, we may be able to find a solution that would make you feel safer in the studio environment.
- You know we hate to say this one, but please don’t bring in snacks to share.
Stay healthy out there! Thanks for your patience and understanding as we figure this out together. Feel free to reach out to us if you have any concerns.