We are re-opening May 25th, 2020
New Rules for all Open Studio Potters
1. Please stay home if you have any symptoms suggestive of a respiratory infection,if you have been in contact with anybody with these symptoms or if you have recently been travelling.
2. Wash your hands when you arrive and before you touch anything in the Studio.
Please use one of the utility sinks rather than the bathroom sink so you do not touch a door. Hand washing with soap and water remains one of the most effective ways to reduce the spread of viruses. Please take this seriously. There are hand washing instructions at every sink. Be thorough.
3. Keep a physical distance of at least 2 meters.
You must keep at least 2 meters distance away from anybody else in the studio. We are limiting the number of people allowed in the studio to 8 studio potters and 1 staff member.
Please book ahead of time to ensure that there is space for you when you want to work.
4. Avoid touching your face
If you do touch your face please re-wash your hands.
The use of masks in the studio is mandated by the government. You must wear a mask while in the studio.
6. Use your own tools
You should always be using your own tools in the studio. For safety reasons, we are removing the common tools we used to provide. We do sell any tools you might need. There are a few exceptions to this which include the glaze stir sticks, bat pins and banding wheels. If you use these please wash with soap and water after you use them.
7. Bring your own apron & towel if you need one.
We will no longer be providing towels or even lending aprons if you forget your own. Please bring your own. We are providing paper towels to dry your hands.
8. Cover your mouth with your arm/sleeve or go outside if you need to cough or sneeze.
We understand that there are non-COVID reasons that might cause someone to have to cough or sneeze but please do not spray the room.
What We’re Doing
LOAM Clay Studio staff is continuing to maintain a rigorous cleaning protocol. All common areas and surfaces that are touched are being cleaned and disinfected by studio staff multiple times a day. These include but are not limited to, door knobs, faucets, switches, toilet flush, water cooler, debit machine, touch screens, scales, lockers & workstations.
The LOAM Team