Terms & Conditions: Membership
Rolling contracts: £250 per month, (minimum of 2 months) paid monthly via standing order. A period of 2 months notice is needed for termination of a membership.
Fixed term contracts: 6 months: £1,410, 1 year: £2,780. Payment for membership will be taken in full before the membership start date.
Deposit: All members must pay a refundable £250 deposit before becoming a member for any damage to kilns or equipment.
No shared contracts and no sub-lets. All prices include VAT.
Included in the price
This fee includes the use of The Kiln Rooms equipment & tools, personal storage space, free access to the Professional Development Programme, business advice and technical support. There is no maximum usage of the studio. Members will have the opportunity to sell work during our bi-annual shows and can be part of two ‘open studio’s’ a year. These prices will remain the same for the first 6 months of being open.
Holiday & time in lieu:
No holiday or time in lieu. A member, at the sole and discretion of The Kiln Rooms, may suspend their membership for a period of two months or more (but not for a lesser period) on the condition that The Kiln Rooms are able to find someone to take the space. A retainer fee of £90 per month will be payable by way of reduced monthly fee for the period of suspension.
There are no refunds on rolling contracts. If you have paid for 6 months or more upfront we can discuss partial refunds for any time remaining on the contract as long as a notice period of 2 months or more has been given. This will be decided on a case by case basis.
Non-usage of the studio:
In the event of non-usage it will not be possible to provide any additional studio time in future or to provide any refunds. There will be two Kiln Rooms Shows a year which may cause disruption in the communal working areas of the studio for 3-4 days but it’s an invaluable opportunity to sell work and network.
Sharing the space
Neither The Kiln Rooms nor Kiln Rooms staff are responsible for personal belongings or any work getting damaged, lost or stolen. In communal studios such as this it is inevitable that there will occasionally be work that gets damaged. Any machinery brought into the studio must first be cleared by a member of staff. Best practice should be adhered to at all times when working in the studio and respecting others is key to the harmony of the group. All work in your personal storage area must be removed from the studio by the day membership finishes.
If you want to invite friends/family to see the space, meet fellow members or staff this is fine. If you would like someone to be in the studio for more than 15 minutes and work alongside you on a project this must be agreed in advance with The Kiln Rooms management. As a rule people are not allowed to use the studio unless they have signed up and anyone visiting must be supervised by an inducted studio member / staff at all times.
If you have any special requirements please let us know during your induction.
If a member is found to have caused damage to the kilns (i.e. explosion or melt down) or other equipment through improper use they may be liable for costs of repair.
We have a fully stocked materials store (please ask staff).
Health & Safety
Members must have a full induction of the studio (in person and having watched the induction video) before using the space. By signing the induction form members agree that they have understood everything covered in the induction and agree with these therms and conditions. It is also important that everyone respects all Health & Safety regulations, signage, Kiln Rooms staff / members and other Copeland Park residents.
The main points covered in the induction:
- The Kiln Rooms cannot be held responsible for any injuries caused through the misuse of the studio or equipment.
- Food or drink should not be consumed in the studio.
- Fire safety. Please be aware of our evacuation procedure.
- We reserve the right to suspend or cancel any membership if any of the above points are not respected
We may at any time modify these Terms and Conditions. We will notify you of any changes by emailing you and/or by posting a notice at the studio. By continuing to use the services after changes to these Terms and Conditions are made and notified to you, you agree to be bound by such changes. Please review the Terms and Conditions carefully and make sure that you understand them. If you do not agree to these Terms and Conditions, you must not become a member of The Kiln Rooms.