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Membership Options

The Brantford Potters' Guild has two membership options available to those who are interested in becoming part of our community!
Membership runs from October 1st through to September 30th.
Please read through the options carefully.
All prices are subject to HST.
Active Membership
$32 annually
Studio Membership
$275 annually*
Perks
Attend monthly meetings
Vote on guild matters
Receive the monthly newsletter
Participate in Guild sales after 2 years of membership
Details​
Volunteering for the guild is highly encouraged, but not mandatory.

Active Memberships can be purchased at any point during the year, the fee will not be pro-rated.

This membership option does not include use of ClayWorks Studio.

Perks
Attend monthly meetings
Vote on guild matters
Receive the monthly newsletter
Participate in Guild sales after 2 years of membership
Use of ClayWorks Studio
36 mandatory service hours annually
Details​

Studio membership is open to potters with experience. Applicants must be 18 or older on October 1st of the current membership year.

Requirements:

You should have the following before applying to become a Studio Member:

  1. 3 years of continuous clay learning experience and practice at ClayWorks or elsewhere AND/OR by recommendation of a ClayWorks Instructor.

  2. Demonstrate the ability to make a variety of forms including mugs with handles, bowls and pouring vessels, either on the wheel or using handbuilding techniques of coiling, slab, and pinched work.

  3. Demonstrate a basic understanding of glazing techniques, including the use of oxides, underglazes, and slips.

  4. Consistently make well-finished work with finished bottoms, well-attached handles, smooth rims and consistent glaze results. See our Guild Standards.

  5. Be familiar with the process of pottery and the functioning of a studio.

  6. Are ready to become involved in an active clay studio and community.

Procedure for Approval:
  1. Read the Code of Conduct and ClayWorks Studio Policies.

  2. Fill out a studio member application, which can be found here.

  3. Once the application is submitted it will be reviewed by the studio assistant, who will contact you to set up an interview.

  4. Once approved, you will be given the password to access the Studio Membership payment and registration page.

 

*Fee Information:

The annual membership fee is $275

If you join the studio after December 31, the membership fee is reduced as such:

  • January 1st to April 30th - Flat fee of $200

  • May 1st to September 30th - Flat fee of $130

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