Studio • Casual use
Casual studio use of creative space and equipment for Hand building, Throwing, Glazing, Sewing & more...
IF YOU KNOW YOUR WAY AROUND THE STUDIO or HAVE A FRIEND OR A FAMILY MEMBER HERE, come and use our creative space. You can continue to practice at your own pace.
Please note: these studio sessions are not led by a teacher and are completely self-directed. Intermediate skills and knowledge required.
We offer casual access to the studio’s facilities for professional and amateur artists, ceramicists and sculptors working in clay.
Up to 4 hrs use of the communal studio for the time booked. Optional extended time available upon booking.
- Please allow time for a short induction before commencement.
- All equipment and tools must be thoroughly cleaned at the end of every visit.
- Must be 16 years of age or older
- Shared drying shelf
- Use of communal Tools & Equipment
- Free wi-fi
- Kitchen facilities
Be sure to bring:
- Your own clay
- underglaze, glaze
- Own materials
- 'Add to card' to select your preferred time and book your casual visit.
- Send us an email to arrange a time for us to meet with you and get you setup.
Please Note: Kiln firing is not included for Casual Studio use. You can book items to be fired by using the below link to our 'kiln booking form'.
Bisque Fire temp: 1060º c
Earthenware Glaze Fire temp: 1080º c
Mid Glaze Fire temp: 1200º c
Stoneware Fire temp: 1270º c
- Clean up after yourself. (pottery wheels must be cleaned well)
- Turn your pottery wheel off at the power when finished.
Work that is wet or damp. Work must be ‘bone dry’ to avoid evaporating moisture and/or explosions in the kiln.
Work that contains foreign materials (metal, wood, etc.). The burnout can damage elements.
All stoneware (in particular BRT/Clays with Trachyte) will need to come with a tile for the base to protect our shelves.
Glazed green ware (raw clay).
Work with glazed bases. This will stick to the kiln shelf during firing. Any work found to have glaze on the base or deemed otherwise unsuitable to fire will be placed on the ‘REJECT’ shelf in the kiln shed.
Solid or extremely thick pieces. Anything thicker than 3cm MAX has the potential to explode.
Work that is hazardous to the staff or our kilns.
Wax and wipe the bottom of all of your pots to ensure there is no glaze there.
- Provide us with clear information about your work. Know your Clay & Know your Glaze
Poke a hole in your piece if it is hollow and fully enclosed. This WILL explode if you don’t.
You must have a Maker's Mark (uniquely mark) or Write your name or your work to more easily identify and collect from the trolleys. This also helps to prevent accidentally collecting someone else’s work.
- For non members - Bring your own box & packing material when dropping off and picking up your work as we do not supply these items.