Due to Covid-19 there have been some changes in the studio to keep everyone safe. We will continue to adhere to government guidance on the issue and keep everything under constant review. Here is a summary of the measures taken so far.
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 suich 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). If you prefer, there are face visors available to borrow from the studio.
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.
Please note that there are currently no toilet facilities available at the studio (unless it is an emergency!) so please go before you arrive.
This really goes without saying - but please don't attend if you have a temperature or feel unwell.