New studio layout for pottery classes

We have spent many weeks considering changes to make the studio Covid-19 safe, restructuring and building a space that will be great for classes and protects us all.

The main studio has been divided with workbench mounted Perspex panels to create five ‘pottery pods’; each has a workbench, a wheel and equipment shelves. There are also two separate rooms, one of which could be used by two family members, allowing us to accommodate seven to eight students per class. Tutors also have a room so they can socially distance when not required.

View of Pottery pod
A new 'pottery pod' with perspex screen, and an electric wheel, along with an example of some essential tools.
Pottery supplies

We will ensure pottery pods and common areas are thoroughly sanitized between classes, and will also be asking students to play their part by having an additional 15 minutes after class to clear and clean the pottery equipment in their pod. We have devised protocols to keep you safe throughout your class of which you will be informed when booking and attending.

Working and movement about the studio will of course be a different experience but we hope that together we can once again have an creative and productive pottery. If you have any concerns before booking please contact us and we will be happy to answer your questions or show you the studio space.

See our Coronavirus Safety Guidelines for details on our studio health & safety procedures and protocols.

Kilns at Oxfordshire Arts
Introducing 'George' our new kiln room! George has got electricity and lots of empty drying racks just waiting to be filled with new creations from our potting community.
Kiln room