Gloucester Pottery School Programs Studio Use Membership

Studio Use Membership

What our members are saying: "You make being a studio member very easy and enjoyable! I am constantly impressed by your school. I think I will be a member for life :) " Chantale


The Gloucester Pottery School offers studio space for individual use during the day and some evenings during non-class times. This opportunity is available to experienced potters who have completed at least one class in pottery and glazing. Studio membership is available to ages 18yrs and up.

New studio members who have not taken any courses at Gloucester Pottery School will pay a onetime fee of $30.97 + HST for a half hour orientation of the studio and rules. Private lessons are available to hone your skills at $56.54 + HST per hour. Special Needs private lessons $48.67 + HST per hour.

Unlimited Hours Monthly Membership:

  • (without clay storage):  Cost 71.68+HST
  • (with clay storage in damp cupboard):  Cost 79.65+HST
  • Studio Membership can be bought anytime during the month and expires on the same date the following month.
  • Studio members can purchase several months in advance and their expiry date will match accordingly.
  • Memberships cannot be extended or deferred. (weekly rate, 7 days is available with clay storage for the week at $25 +HST)
  • Studio members should use their own tools, tool kits are available for a cost of $28.32 + HST
  • Studio is open for members to use during the day and some evenings during non-class times.
  • Please check the school’s calendar on our website to see which rooms are available for studio use.

Drop-in Membership:

  • Cost is $12.39 + HST per hour
  • Drop-in can be purchased at Front Desk of the Shenkman Arts Centre
  • Studio members should use their own tools, Tool kits cost for $28.32 + HST
  • Studio is open to drop-in members anytime while the Shenkman Arts Centre is open.
  • Please check the school’s calendar on our website to see which rooms are available for studio use.

Clay:

  • Clay must be purchased through the school ($44.25 + HST a bag)
  • The cost of clay includes glazes, 1 bisque firing and 1 glaze firing.
  • Mark all bags of clay with your name and date of purchase (unmarked clay will be recycled)
  • Clay can only be stored in members' cupboard with the purchase of membership with storage.

Identification of pots and storage:

  • Inscribe an ‘X’ on all leather hard pieces to distinguish members’ work from class work.
  • Work in progress may be stored on shelves designated for Members in shelf room.
  • Greenware, bisqueware and glazeware can be stored for a maximum of 1 month. 
  • Work ready for bisque or glaze firing can be placed on the appropriate shelf in the kiln room and will be fired as space becomes available.
  • Small locker rental $31.86 +HST or Large locker rental $34.51 +HST for three months

Glazes:

  • All glazes must be thoroughly mixed and tested for thickness using the hydrometers provided.
  • If the hydrometer floats below the black line, it is too thick – please do not use it, but mark the bucket to be thinned by a technician.
  • No double dipping of glaze on lower half of exteriors and no glazing inside foot ring.
  • GLAZE DAMAGE TO KILN SHELVES, MORE THAN ONE CONTACT, CHARGE OF $25 + HST AND UP.

Refire Fees by size:

  • Up to 4” by 4” = $3.98 + HST $4.50   
  • 5”-7” by 7” = $7.96 + HST $9    
  • 8” by 9” = $11.95 + HST $13.50     
  • 10”-12” or taller $15.05 +HST= $17

Please call 613-580-2763 or email studiomanager@gloucesterpotteryschool.com for more information and to book your new member tour. Registration for classes can be done at our website or by calling 613-580-2787 or at Front Desk at the Shenkman Arts Centre. 245 Centrum Blvd.

Students need to be familiarized with sign in procedures. All members will log in and out at the Shenkman front desk. If the studio front door is locked, the key will be available to members with current studio use membership. Membership can be renewed at the front desk of the Shenkman Arts Centre.


9:00am - 10:00pm daily.
Open year round excluding certain public holidays.

 
Register

All users of the studio must follow the procedures regardless whether the studio is open at the time of visit or a key is needed.

Here are the steps for the sign-in procedure:

  1. Go to front desk on 1st level of Shenkman Arts Centre
  2. Ask for the “Shenkman key log” and sign-in
  3. Request a key if studio is not open and write “key #” under “KEY CODE” column. If a key is not needed because the studio is open write “N/A”
  4. Ask for the “Gloucester Pottery School Members” binder and sign-in

Here are the steps for sign-out procedure:

  1. Go to front desk on 1st level of Shenkman Arts Centre
  2. Ask for the “Shenkman key log” and sign-out
  3. Return the key if a key was taken.
  4. Ask for the “Gloucester Pottery School Members” binder and sign–out
Thank you for your cooperation