Clean-up

Each student is expected to help keep the studio orderly and clean. Dust from clay and glazes can be hazardous when inhaled or ingested, so we consider clean-up a very important part of pottery education.  Clean up must take place within the scheduled class or practice time.

Each student should clean their wheel, the floor area around the wheel, and the tool bench in front of the wheel.  Also, clean any studio tools you use (bats, wedgeing board, ware boards, glaze tools and sticks, etc.) and return them to the proper storage area. Plan on about 20 minutes at the end of each session for cleaning.

Different clays are used in the studio.  Clean (your wheel especially) so the next person can use a different kind of clay without having to clean up residues of your chosen clay.


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Sink areas need to be cleared of buckets, clay, empty bottles and cans, etc. Every class and practice session is responsible for leaving the studio clean at the end of the session, and it is sometimes necessary to clean up what others have left behind.
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Faculty and studio potters may delegate clean-up responsibilities to ensure a complete clean up of the pottery after each session. Studio potters often do additional cleaning after a session to improve the condition of the studio; however, they are not janitors hired to clean up after you.  The responsibility to clean the studio to the condition it should be in for the next class is yours.


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