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.

Payment Terms

When you sign up to join a class your place will only be secure on receipt of a deposit. This will be set according to the individual class. The remaining balance should be settled one week prior to the class or course starting.
If you are on one of the ongoing courses your place will only be confirmed once you let me know that you wish to continue. This is done towards the end of each term. If you do not confirm either verbally or via text or email, then you may lose your space.
When you sign up for the ongoing courses you are committing to be there for the term. Classes cannot be transferred to other days to make up for times when you cannot attend. I cannot issue refunds once the course has started, though I understand that sometimes there may be extenuating circumstances. This will be discussed on an individual basis.

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 2018