Beginners and improvers are members who may have often been on courses at Sundragon or elsewhere; they are proficient in the basics and may wish to spend more time developing their skills and work. We welcome them to our studios, but ask that they begin with a mentoring phase, of attending the pottery alongside our members with more experience. Just to get to “know” the studio. All new members must take an induction. This costs £20.
Experienced members are acquainted with most of the many processes involved in pottery and are able to work on their own. We encourage them to assist the less experienced members. All new members must take an induction. This costs £20.
Fees are dependent on income (see below chart). We prefer payment via our online payment provider – please fill in the form at the bottom of the page if you’re interested in joining us, and a member of the team will get back to you as soon as possible.
This is a unique and precious attribute of Sundragon Pottery for experienced and responsible members (who turn everything off, clean up, recycle clay and lock up) They are given the key code to the yard door and the keys to the pottery, and are registered with the club as such. The Pottery keys will be electronic in the near future and will cost £10 each. Open access means experienced members can come at any time of the day or night and are not excluded from working quietly during classes.
All Sundragon Community Pottery members may invite one or two paying guests, to play with clay, with no obligation to join for a couple of months. The fees are £8 (unwaged) or £12 (waged) per session and scaled according to the ability to pay as are all memberships fees. After several weeks, a guest will be invited to join as a member with studio access, starting from £60/£50(unwaged) per month depending on income, which we’ll hope you agree is very good value for money. This is a great way to get your friends excited about pottery!
As a not-for-profit community enterprise, we aim to charge fair fees for both our membership and courses, and hope that you’ll find our rates affordable. However, we don’t want to exclude anyone from playing with clay because they can’t afford it, so please do talk to us if you aren’t in a position to pay but could potentially donate your time to help with maintenance of the pottery. We also welcome financial donations from higher earners who’d like to contribute beyond their monthly membership fees.
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