We are discontinuing our hourly rental package during the pandemic until we understand the demands on the studio. Our new system is explained below.
LOAM Clay Studio rents open studio time to potters, with some prior experience, for independent work.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 613 722-2529 to request membership
Monthly flat fee single Shelf rental: $150
Members who choose to enrol in the new flat fee shelf membership will have existing hours credited towards their new flat monthly rate.
Current members who do not wish to switch to the new membership model may continue to use up their hours until they expire. Please note that ALL expiry dates for hours purchased will be extended for two months to reflect the length of the mandated studio closure. We will be discontinuing the hourly packages so you will not be able to buy new hours.
Clay-at-home membership. (only during pandemic)
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 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 optional.
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.
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