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, relaxed and casual 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 members volunteering their time to do the majority of the work needed to run the studio. No cleaners are employed so every member is responsible for leaving the space clean and safe. It is a small studio that is not equip, nor is it intended, for production pottery.

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.

Pre-requisite:

Applicants must be 18+ years old and have a good working knowledge of the ceramic process.

You must be able to work independently in the studio, and be able to contribute to the maintenance of the facilities.

When approving applicants, we take in consideration: experience, references, course(s) taken at the Almonte Potters Guild, familiarity with working in a communal environment, skill level from photos submitted and other relevant pottery skills (kilns, glazes, teaching, etc).

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 review (your name will remain on file for 6 months from the date of your application).

Studio Membership Packages:

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 3 month Trial Studio Package (@ $125/month +HST) 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. After this period is completed, studio potters can purchase a larger Studio Package .

Studio Usage:

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 for pottery fired at APG must be purchased from the APG.

Click here to submit an application.

Please note: The application cannot be submitted without a PDF file that contains at least 4 images of your pottery.