UPDATED DECEMBER 2021
At Bourn Pottery we require all visitors and students to wear a face covering unless medically exempt.
Class sizes have been reduced to allow for appropriate social distancing at 1m+. People attending sessions from the same household can sit nearer together as required.
The studio is cleaned with detergent and then anti-viral spray at the end of each session. The table, stools and wheels are all thoroughly cleaned, together with touch points such as door handles and light switches.
Studio ventilation and airing
The studio will have the window open at all times, regardless of the weather, to provide ventilation. The door will be either left open during sessions, or opened fully for airing and dispersal of aerosol particles for at least 30 minutes between sessions. Please wear an extra layer if you feel the cold as it will be cooler than usual in the studio.
Each person has their own set of sanitised tools to use for the duration of the session. Any shared specialist tools such as stamps or cutters are sanitised at the end of each session together with the individual tool pots. No tools are replaced in the clean zone until they have been sanitised.
Attendance at sessions
Please bring and wear a face covering (unless you have a medical condition that makes it difficult to do so).
Your temperature will be taken on arrival at the studio using an infrared thermometer. Customers with a temperature over 38°C will not be allowed to use the studio.
You will be required to sanitise your hands with the gel provided on entering and leaving the studio, or you can bring your own gel if you prefer.
I will not be providing aprons at the moment, so you should either wear clothes that you don't mind getting clay on - or bring your own apron. The studio will be cooler than usual, so wear an extra layer if you feel the cold.
This really goes without saying - but please don't attend if you have a temperature or feel unwell.