Almonte Potters Guild – Studio Potter Application
The Almonte Potters Guild (APG) is a non-profit organization that is dependent on their studio potters to help with the operations of the studio. It’s important to understand that APG operates differently from a community centre or private pottery studio.
We all work together to create a successful studio: ours has a history of more than 20 years and almost all through volunteer efforts. Other than as part-time kiln technician, the APG currently employs no paid staff.
In choosing new Studio Potters, the APG aims to find people who will cover the range of skills needed to run a pottery studio. We also try to find people who are most likely to work at different times of the day to avoid overcrowding.
Once you purchase studio hours, you will be offered or assigned one of the available tasks required at the studio. The maintenance of the physical space is the duty of all studio potters. You cannot be a Studio Potter without participating in some way.
The APG is designed to engage and support experienced potters as hobbyists. We do not have the facilitates to support commercial production.
Thank you for your interest in the Almonte Potters Guild.
Studio users must have a good working knowledge of the ceramic process, be able to work independently in the studio, and be able to contribute to the maintenance of the facilities. All participants new to our studio must attend a studio orientation before working at the studio. An orientation date and time will be arranged upon acceptance of your application.
The APG offers studio time to individuals (18+ yrs.). Priority is given to those who have taken at least 2 pottery courses at the Almonte Potters Guild.
The number of Studio Packages is limited by the size of our space. If no space is available, you will be placed on a waiting list for the next available spot (your name will remain on file for 6 months from the date of your application).
The APG offers several types of Studio Packages. Prices are available on our website and are subject to change without notice.
New studio potters must purchase the 20-hour Studio Package when first joining the APG. This is a one-time trial period in which both the potter and the studio decide if the potter is a good fit. There is a shared communal shelf for this package, and tools, clay etc. cannot be kept at the studio. After this period is completed, studio potters can purchase a larger Studio Package and will be assigned a shelf for work in progress, clay, and tools.
Studio Potters are given a key to access the facilities outside of scheduled class time, 24/7.
Studio Potters must sign in and out of the studio at each visit.
All clay must be purchased from the APG