Guide for the Orientation of New Potters
-Show where to hang coats.
–Assign a locker and shelf on trolley.
-Identify main areas.
–coat rack, bathroom, fridge and microwave.
Hand building area
-Guild tools and forms.
-Slab roller, the dial for thickness & the different cloths for different clays.
-Extruder to be used after instruction and when accompanied with an experienced potter.
-All tools must be cleaned properly, washing in a bucket.
–All drywall to be used with paper and plastic. To be cleaned if it becomes soiled.
-Show where paper and plastic is found.
-All areas, tables and surrounding floor must be cleaned before you leave.
Wheel throwing area
-Point out that there is a clay trap at each sink.
-Bats are to be washed after use, before they are put away.
-Wheels must be cleaned turned off and unplugged when you are finished and the floor around them washed.
-Trimming wheels are cleaned after and trimmings can go in the bucket. The floor is swept and the contents go in the garbage.
-Point out the clay traps.
–Light and dark glazes and appropriate paddles.
-Refer to the list of safe glazes and combinations to use.
-Wax resist and adequate wax lines.
–Point out kiln posts.
-Greenware shelves for dry pieces only.
-Bisque cart, bisque kiln and temperature.
-Glaze cart, glaze kiln and difference in temperature.
–Potter’s signature list and the fact that all pots must have a signature on them.
-Leave a signed note on all pots that need special attention i.e. Pieces that are a set and need to go on the same shelf.
Jo Jobs & White Boards
-Review the Jo Job sheets that you will hand out to each new person and explain how the white board works.
2 Major Studio Clean ups
-Fall clean up late in November before the Christmas sale. Spring clean up late in April just before the spring sale. Everyone is expected to participate.
2 Major Guild Sales
-Christmas and spring.
-Members are expected to participate and submit pots for sale. Students are encouraged to participate and may submit pots.
-Anyone submitting pots for sale must share in the staging of sale.
-All potters must donate one guild pot.
-Five major avenues of communication.
-White boards in kitchen.
-Large calendar in kitchen.
-Bulletin board in studio.
-Committee sign up board.
-Class representative who is elected at the 2nd class and will communicate with the Executive Committee, especially through your President.