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. The APG currently only employs a part-time technician and a part-time administrative assistant, with volunteers doing the majority of the work needed to run a studio.

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.

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.

Studio Packages:

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.

Shelf Space:

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 Hours:

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

APG Studio Potter Application Form

1. While you are filling out your application, you can stop anywhere and click the 'Save and Continue Later' button at the end of the form.

2. The form then saves your progress and displays a link that you can copy and use to return later and finish filling out your application. You can also choose to have the link sent to you by email.

3. Clicking on the link will bring you back to your application so you can continue on from where you left off and complete your application.

You must return within 30 days to finish your application or it will be gone and you will have to start all over again.



2. Please describe your level of experience in the following areas:

5. Below is a list and description of some of the jobs and activities required at the studio. Please indicate in which area you are willing and able to contribute, as well as applicable experience:

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