Private Instruction Policies
I'm one of those "the more information the better" type of people. There's almost nothing I dislike more than going somewhere new without knowing the social etiquette practices, what I can ask for, or what is expected of me. I wrote these policies to make sure we both know what's going on when you book a private instruction session.
I think its pretty sweet how we don't know each other but can create a shared understanding of community regardless! The internet is wild y'all.
For the duration of the session and while inside the studio you must wear a well-fitting mask over the nose and mouth. This is for your safety and mine! I'll be wearing a mask as well. I'll have extra N95 masks with me if you need one provided. If this is a dealbreaker for you then I'm not the right ceramics instructor for you. Let’s be as safe as we can be inside y’all!
Refusal to wear a mask will result in the immediate cancellation of your current and any future session(s) without refund.
The studio I teach out of currently has a masks-optional policy. If that makes the space inaccessible to you I offer my deepest apologies and the hope that when I have my own studio space you'll be able to join me 🖤
I'm excited to explore clay with you and am honored you've chosen me for instruction. I get that sometimes life gets in the way though and we can't always do the things we've planned. Below are my cancellation policies.
25% of the cost of your session is a non-refundable deposit. I'm setting aside time, materials, and likely already prepped for your session prior to your cancellation. This covers my pre-session labor in the event of a cancellation.
To cancel or reschedule your session contact me by phone or email. This information will be included in your booking confirmation email.
I offer a single reschedule for all sessions. Contact me at least 7 days in advance of your session and I will transfer your booking to another date within 4 weeks of the original date. This is subject to my availability.
If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of your session you'll receive a refund for the cost of the session minus the non-refundable 25% deposit.
Refunds are not given for cancellations less than 7 days in advance or no-shows. It's just me here y'all - less than 7 days makes near impossible for me to re-book the session. Private instruction needs to be reasonably financially predictable for me for it to be sustainable.
But what about Covid?
Current CDC Guidelines can be found here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/quarantine-isolation.html
Absolutely please contact me to cancel if you:
- Test positive for Covid-19
- Are exposed to Covid-19 and must quarantine
Covid related cancellations made less than 7 days in advance of the class will receive a 50% refund. Thank you for being a stellar human being and not exposing me & my loved ones to Covid!!
Single Missed Session in a 4-week class
Please let me know at least 24 hours in advance that you'll miss a session of our 4 week class. If possible we will reschedule the session and double-up in a single week. If that's not possible I will either trim or glaze your work for you. Due to studio restrictions 4-week classes cannot extend past their original scheduled end date.
If you cannot complete a 4-week class for Covid-19 related reasons I will finish your pieces for you (if desired) and give you a 20% discount on a future 4-week class.
Studio Etiquette Agreement
I’m so excited to work with you in the Tallahassee Clay Arts private studio! When working in a shared space with other clay artists it is important to adhere to basic etiquette to ensure a great working environment for all. I believe respecting the spaces we work in and the people we work alongside are central to our values as artists. As one of my students I am responsible for your choices in the studio, and I believe that part of that responsibility is setting you up for success!
My main ask is that you respect other artists! This may feel obvious, but sometimes the most obvious things are the most important to make clear. Respecting other artists means:
Be thoughtful about noise levels. We’re going to be talking and hopefully laughing our way through working with clay! While other artists are working in the studio it’s important to keep our volume level down to contribute to a quality working environment for all.
Look but don’t touch. Tallahassee Clay Arts has amazing ceramic artists producing beautiful work. It’s okay to admire works in progress on the shelves throughout the studio. But if it’s not yours don’t touch! Ceramics can be easily broken while they are works in progress and no one wants to be responsible for someone else’s heartbreak.
Be kind. As a queer & trans artist it is important to me to create a class environment where everyone is welcome and accepted. Even though your sessions will be with me, or me and a friend, you’ll encounter other artists as you’re working in the studio. Respect people’s pronouns if they are offered, respect the solitude headphones indicate, and if you love what someone is making feel free to compliment their work. It’s always nice to hear that someone admires your art!