As you can imagine, pottery studios tend to get a bit messy! Keeping a clean and organized studio is important in order to keep things running safely & smoothly.
*** Clay and glaze dust is harmful if inhaled on a regular basis. Keeping clay dust at a minimum is really really important! Don't flick a dry paintbrush, or blow clay/glaze dust off of your pots. Any action that may result in air-born particles must be avoided. If you feel that things are getting a bit dusty while you are working, please use the spray bottles provided and wipe up any clay/glaze messes with a wet cloth or sponge.
If you use a tool, please wash it and put it away when you're finished with it. If you use a piece of equipment, please make sure it's clean and ready for the next person when you are done.
If you aren't using it, keep clay & soft clay scraps wrapped in plastic at all times so that it can more easily re-used or re-cycled.
Please mark every single piece of pottery that you create with your name or initials (trust me, it get's confusing after everything's been fired.). Keeping a list or snapping a picture of the things that you make is very highly recommended!!!
Please Don't handle other peoples work, unless they give you permission to do so. Projects that are in the "bone-dry" state are especially brittle & as fragile as a piece of chalk! never lift an un-fired piece up by the handle or the rim. Even a bisqued piece should be handled with extra care. Once fully fired, ceramic pieces will be much stronger.