PRIVATE WHEEL-THROWING LESSONS/ WHEEL-THROWING COURSE 

Terms&Conditions




By purchasing this course/lesson you are agreeing to the terms, conditions and guidelines set out in this document.


CLASS OVERVIEW: 

  1. Arrive on time of your allocated session. We cannot refund or extend sessions due to late arrivals or no shows by one or both students. 
  2. Custom session designed around the particular requirements of the maker. Please fill out the corresponding form 24 hours prior to your session so that the teacher can structure your lesson according to your needs.
  3. Packing up begins 10-15 minutes prior to the end of the session to allow time to label and store your work & clean your tools and workspace with sponge and water.
  4. Please confirm your booking date and time minimum 48 hours before the start of the lesson, so we can arrange it with your tutor.


WHEEL-THROWING COURSE OVERVIEW:

  1. Arrival  5-10 minutes prior to allocated course time.
  2. 15-20 mins introduction/lecture on the weeks theory and demonstration given by tutor.
  3. Remaining time to make based on that week’s theme and practical demonstration.
  4. Packing up begins 15-20 minutes prior to the end of the session to allow time to label and store your work & clean your tools and workspace with sponge and water. Please clean your wheel and your tools and leave the class on time. 

  5. Makers should arrive on time or 10 minutes prior to your class. The class cannot wait for any late arrivals and you may miss crucial steps at the beginning.


MATERIALS & WHAT TO WEAR:

Each class will be fully stocked with all the materials and tools needed. All relevant clay, glazes and firings are included within the cost of the course.

While the majority of clay can easily be washed out of your clothing, working with terracotta and deeper colours can leave stains. Please come dressed in clothing you do not mind getting dirty and can easily be put through the washing machine. We will provide each maker with an apron for their use during the session. 


VENUE:

This course is taking place atBorough studio.

Decima Borough Studio
1-5 Newington Causeway
SE1 6ED



CANCELLATION POLICY PRIVATE WHEEL-THROWING LESSONS: 

CLASSES:
You can always cancel or reschedule your order for a dated event within 24 hours of purchase, unless the event has already taken place.

If you wish to cancel an order for a dated event more than 24 hours after receiving your Booking Confirmation, and provided the applicable event is not due to take place within the next 7 days, you will be entitled to a full refund of the applicable amount via the original method of payment, you may also transfer your booking for another time. If however the appointment is due to take place within the next 7 days you will not be entitled to a refund or a credit note and may not reschedule.


CANCELLATION POLICY WHEEL-THROWING COURSE  :

If for any reason you can no longer attend your class, please inform us prior. We won’t be able to refund or reschedule any of the missed classes, but we wil try our best to accomodate. 

You can  cancel or reschedule your order for the whole course within 24 hours of purchase, unless the first class of the course has already taken place.

If you wish to cancel an order for a dated event more than 24 hours after receiving your Booking Confirmation, and provided the applicable event is not due to take place within the next 14 days, you will be entitled to a full refund of the applicable amount via the original method of payment, you may also transfer your booking for another time (if the future courses have availiability). If however the first class of the course is due to take place within the next 14 days you will not be entitled to a refund or a credit note and may not reschedule.


FIRED WORKS PICK-UP/DELIVERY:


WORK COLLECTION
We also offer the option for posting your works within the UK with an added cost of £25.00 to be made upfront. While we will take care in packaging your works responsibly we are not liable for any breakages that may occur in the postage process.

Any works abandoned for more than 2 weeks after the agreed pick up time will get destroyed and recycled.


FIRINGS AND DAMAGED WORK:

Due to the nature of clay and ceramics there are many reasons why work may crack before, during or after a firing. Drying time, types of clay, air bubbles and how work is built are some of the main causes of cracking; this is something that we cannot control.

We are not responsible for variations of glaze finish and any damaged work between loading or in the kiln. While we take care to prevent this from happening, unfortunately accidents can happen. Due to the delicate and uncertain nature of ceramics, you will not be eligible for any refund in the aforementioned circumstances.

GENERAL HEALTH & SAFETY:

Decima Clay shall not be held responsible in the event of an injury caused in the premises and/or student(s) failure to adhere to the safety guidelines.

Should any repairs be the result of any student(s) conduct and/or failure to adhere to the safety guidelines they may be liable for associated costs.



SAFETY GUIDELINES:

Clay, glazes and other materials found within a ceramic studio contain Silica which is a harmful substance. When clay dries out, dust can form and become airborne causing you to breathe it into your lungs which cannot filter it out. Long term exposure to this dust can result in Silicosis and other associated lung diseases.


Here is what to do to minimise exposure:
  • Clean your work area with water at the end of your session. This includes tools and equipment, tables, walls and floor.
  • Do not create dust: do not sand dry clay – use a wet sponge. If you have to sand bisque ware or plaster use wet-and-dry sand paper and lots of water (immerse object in the bucket filled with water).
  • Never sweep the studio. Use the bucket and the mop and change the water frequently.
  • Do not dry fettle - fettling is when you tidy up pieces by shaving or trimming off excess clay with a grater, metal kidney, metal tool etc. Only fettle clay when it is leather hard. If your piece is bone dry and you really want to neaten it up, use a damp sponge.
  • If you’re using dry materials (e.g. powdered oxides, dry glaze materials etc.) please ensure the windows are open and you or anyone else who is around you in the studio while you’re using them are wearing respirators with particulate filters.


Other health and safety notes in the studio:
  • All glazes in the studio are safe to the best of current knowledge and do not contain lead or barium. Please read the list of ingredients when purchasing ceramic glazes or colourants.
  • Do not load/unload/operate or remove anything from the kilns. A technician will do this. Please also ensure you don't leave anything around or on the kiln.
  • Do not operate any of the machines in the studio without the supervision of the technician on duty or without a proper induction.
  • Ensure that the floorway and routes to the fire exit are not cluttered - keep a tidy workspace.
  • Use a trolley to move heavy objects and materials.
  • In case of an accident please inform the teacher/technician on duty.


CHANGES:

We may, at our discretion, review and amend our terms and conditions at any time. In the event of this, we will send an updated copy to all existing members and upload it to our website




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DECIMA CLAY STUDIO
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©2021 DECIMA CLAY STUDIO
©2021 Decima Clay Studio