Ricky Grimes Ceramics Terms and Conditions

These terms and conditions are set out to inform you of the service that is provided at Ricky Grimes Ceramics and the conditions of use when attending any of the classes.
Please review these Terms and Conditions carefully and make sure that you understand them. If you do not agree to these, then you will not be able to use the facilities.
When using the term ongoing course, I am referring to the 12 week courses that run each term.

From time to time, I may modify these Terms and Conditions and will notify you of any changes via email. By continuing to use the studio after any such changes, you agree to be bound by these.

Course Bookings and Cancellations

A 50% deposit will secure your place on a course or class, with the balance due no later than 7 days before the start of the course.

It is important to make sure that you can attend all classes or lessons before you make a reservation.If you find you cannot attend for any reason, please get in touch as soon as possible.

Bookings can be changed or cancelled up to seven days before the class or course begins, after which time the deposit is non-refundable. Classes and courses are very popular so you may have to wait a while for a new space.

Courses cancelled within 7 days of the course starting will lose the 50% deposit, unless we are able to fill the place at short notice. We understand there are occasional emergencies or situation that mean you cannot attend – please get in touch as soon as possible. We will do our best to negotiate a solution to rearrange your place
or offer a part refund at our discretion.   

‍Course fees are non-refundable and non-transferable once the course has started.
Places are not transferable between classes as all lessons are usually full. This applies whether due to illness or taking a holiday.

If you have any queries about any of the above please get in touch.

Health And Safety

Participants in classes use the studio at their own risk and should be aware of the inherent risks involved. These include risks of breathing silica dust, exposure to high temperature kilns, possible exposure to toxic materials and using sharp tools.


In order to support a clean working environment I ask that you keep surfaces clean of clay and glazes and to use a wet sponge to mop up any dust or spillages, including the floor around where you are working. Dust is one of the most dangerous aspects of the studio so it is crucial to minimise its causes. 

Any cloths that are used to roll out clay should be rinsed and hung to dry. Tools and wheels should all be washed after use. If using a wheel when throwing you should allow at least 15 minutes in order to clean up properly before the end of the class. 

When using the glazes please replace the lids immediately after use and put back in the storage shelves under the work surfaces. Wipe any spillages with a damp sponge.
Please keep the sink area clear of debris, as the system can block easily, and return all pottery tools clean to their rightful place. 

I much appreciate everyone’s efforts to keep the studio clean and tidy and a good place to work in!


Please can you let me know of any changes to contact details such as a new phone number and an up to date email? By providing me with an email address, you give your consent to being contacted via email. This will allow me to keep you updated with essential information about any changes or new information concerning classes or new courses. You also accept the risk that email may not be a secure and confidential means of communication. I will not be liable for any loss or damage suffered as a result of communicating with a class member by email. 

I also reserve the right to refuse admission to the studio.

Thank-you for taking the time to read through these terms and conditions

Ricky Grimes – Ceramic Artist
June 2022