• PinchPots_003.jpg"Monkey-House" Rule: No throwing clay (this is not the zoo and you are not orangutans, monkeys, or chimpanzees!)
  • Please avoid getting clay or glaze on other people's clothing or in their hair.
  • Please don't eat the clay as it could cause you considerable gastrointestinal distress
    (you've been warned).
  • Please do not make anything that could be considered inappropriate.
    • No weapons
    • No drug paraphernalia
    • Nothing sexually explicit, or suggestive.
  • Please do not draw or write on the tables with clay.
  • Please put the lid on the barrel so that the clay won't dry out.
  • Please close the "greenhouse" door so that clay dries slowly and evenly.
  • Projects that are still "in-process" should be thoroughly covered up with a plastic bag to keep them from drying out.
  • Clay dust can be harmful if you are exposed to it for long periods of time, so please keep your area clean, keep clay scraps off the floor. All it takes is a sponge and some water. Thank you.
  • "Rule of Thumb:" Clay can be no thicker then your thumb.
  • In order for clay to stick together it MUST be scored and slipped together while the clay is moist or leather hard.
  • Wedge clay to remove air bubbles, achieve uniform consistency, and to line up the particles of clay.Please do not slam the clay down (this is ineffective in warming it up and making it more pliable and it is just plain annoying).
  • "The Escape Clause:" Trapped air can cause clay to explode. So hollow out sculptural forms and put needle holes from the bottom so air can escape.
  • "Bare-Bottom" Rule: Don't glaze the bottom of a piece.
  • Always wash the piece before glazing.
  • Always handle your project with two hands at all times. In other words BE CAREFUL it’s your hard work. Never lift pots by the rim.
  • NEVER HANDLE ANOTHER PERSONS WORK EVEN IF IT LOOKS COOL!