Terms & Conditions
These are the terms and conditions for attending a course, workshop or using the studio space at 7 Limes Pottery located at Unit 5, The Windrush Millenium Centre, 70 Alexandra Road, Manchester, M16 7WD. In becoming a student or user of the studio you agree to all the terms and conditions below. If you don’t agree to the terms and conditions of using the studio and/or being part of a course or workshop then you must not purchase services from us or attend the studio. If you purchase a course or service from us as a gift, then the recipient(s) must also agree to all the terms and conditions.
Places on courses are not reserved until payment is made.
For cancellations 21 days or more prior to the start of a course or workshop a full refund will be offered (minus £5 admin fee per person). For cancellations of any courses between 20 and 14 days prior to the start of a course or workshop, a 50% refund of the total fees paid will be offered (minus £5 admin fee), unless the place can be filled/resold by us, in which case a full refund will be offered (minus £5 admin fee).
No refunds will be made under 14 days prior to the start of a course or workshop unless the place can be filled/resold by us (minus £20 admin fee). This, of course, is not guaranteed. You may find someone you know who would pay to take your place or offer it to a friend for free.
No refunds will be made once a course has started.
No refunds will be made for gift vouchers.
If you can’t attend the remaining part of a course for any reason, depending on the course content, you may be able to offer the place to a friend.
If we need to cancel any classes, courses or workshops we will refund any fees paid or offer an alternative course (without an admin fee if the class is cancelled due to reasons under our control).
Non attendance of course sessions or workshops cannot be refunded or rescheduled.
Collecting finished work
You will be notified by us when your pots are ready to collect, normally between 2 and 5 weeks of them being finished. Pots are to be collected within 1 month of notification. They will then be disposed of as we don’t have space to store them.
For beginner, intermediate and regular classes there is a £1.70 charge per pound (lb) of material used when collecting finished work.
Material costs are included in all one-off workshops, unless stated otherwise. On throwing courses the 5 best pots will be fired and clear glazed for free. Pots made on throwing courses can also be finished by yourself at extra cost per session.
Gift vouchers to be used within 1 year from purchase, they will expire after this date.
Gift vouchers can only be exchanged for the value of a course/workshop. No refunds are offered for gift vouchers.
If you want to use your gift voucher but our courses are currently fully booked, please email us and we’ll make sure you get a place on our next available course or workshop.
Each user of the studio must keep all surfaces clean of clay and glaze and must clean all areas they’ve used before completing a class, workshop or studio session. This is to minimise the risks for anyone in the studio of breathing clay and glaze dust.
Clay and glaze must be washed off of all tools and equipment before the end of a session. Any tools can then be tidied away and placed back in the tool boxes and draws provided. They do not need to drain and dry out by the sink.
Any spillages of clay, glaze or clay trimmings on the floor must be cleaned up immediately to avoid clay/glaze being walked and ground down over the floor.
Clay and glaze must not be poured down the sink.
Health & Safety
In terms of health and safety the main risk to your health and others using the studio space is from the clay and glaze itself. When clay dries it can be ground down on the floor by people walking and separate into fine dust particles. They can be invisible to the naked eye under normal lighting conditions, be airborne for long periods of time in your breathing space, and penetrate deep into the lungs when inhaled. This silica dust can cause lung disease. This risk is greatly reduced if you follow the cleaning and health and safety rules to prevent the spread of silica dust.
To avoid creating fine dust particles there shall be no dry sanding of green-ware, bisque or glaze fired pots. There shall be no scraping of bone dry pots. In all cases wet sanding, for example with water and wet and dry sand paper, or fettling with a wet sponge can be used as an alternative.
Use of studio is at own risk with regards to the use of sharp tools, sharp edges, exposure to toxic materials and the risks of breathing silica dust.
The student and users of the studio accept all responsibility for their own health and safety and must follow all health and safety rules and any instructions by staff.
7 Limes Pottery cannot accept liability for any injury suffered by participants on the studio premises caused by misuse of the studio or equipment.
We close for two weeks at Xmas.
Changes to these Terms and Conditions
If the terms and conditions change in any way, we will place an updated version on this page. Last updated 20/03/2020