LOAM Clay Studio rents open studio time and space to potters should current capacity permit new members.
LOAM offers open studio space for rent to individuals with enough experience to work independently, we require new members to have completed 3 classes at LOAM. This is to ensure that you have a great experience working in our space as our staff are busy keeping the studio running and are often not available to answer questions or provide guidance.
You should be able to monitor your own pots, center your own clay, are able to trim your pieces so they are not too thick, and experience glazing.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 613 722-2529 to request membership
We currently have three types of open studio memberships, hourly, 1 shelf rental and 3 shelf rental(waitlist for current members only).
For our hourly studio potters, you are able to purchase hours 1 at a time or in packages up to 50, the more hours you buy the less expensive your hours will be! It is also important to note:
1 hour = $18
3 hours = $50 ($16/hour)
5 hours = $75 ($15/hour)
10 hours = $140 ($14/hour)
25 hours = $325 ($13/hour)
50 hours = $600 ($12/hour)
Studio hours expire one year after the date of purchase. Please visit or phone the studio to purchase studio time. 613 722 2529 (clay)
For our 1 shelf potters, this allows for more flexibility in having your own designated space to keep your work and allows you unlimited hours per month! Some additional information:
Members who choose to enrol in the new flat fee shelf membership will have existing hours credited towards their new flat monthly rate.
Please note that we are a pottery studio that aims to nurture learning, creativity and improvement. We hope that all our potters strive to improve from whatever level they are at. We cannot accommodate high volume production as we do not have the space or kiln capacity for this.
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 12 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 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.
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