Studio rulesThis is a list of rules of conduct that serves to make working in our workshop safe, harmoniously pleasant and successful for everyone. Please read these rules carefully and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask a de Hoog - Keramik employee.
Safety and cleanliness
Cleanliness plays a major role in the safety of a ceramic workshop.
The biggest health threat in a ceramics workshop is silicate compounds in the air. These enter the workshop air through clay and glaze dust. For this reason, the formation of dust must be avoided at every step of the process. In particular, the grinding of ceramic bodies causes considerable amounts of grinding dust and should therefore only be carried out wet.
Dry grinding is not permitted in the workshop rooms, but can be carried out outside.
Clean all areas with a wet cloth after use. This includes work surfaces such as table, plaster and wooden boards. Also all tools, such as turning tools, rolling pin, sponges, towels and of course the turntable must be cleaned after use.
It should never be necessary for the workshop staff to clean up after you or clean up after you.
Please leave your workplace as you would like to find it. Always use a wet sponge or cloth for cleaning.
You use the workshop at your own risk and are aware of the dangers of the workshop environment. These hazards include, but are not limited to: the use of sharp tools, contact with toxic materials, hazards associated with the use of high temperature equipment and the risks associated with inhaling quartz dust.
At all times, the health and safety instructions of de Hoog - Keramik employees must be followed.
Consideration and attention
Please do not touch any ceramics or materials from other workshop users.
Please make sure that we share the workshop. A respectful contact with each other is a matter of course.
Pay attention to how much space you take up and try to keep your spread as small as possible.
All vessels you are not working on at the moment will be placed on the shelf. Please put your clay on the shelf with the first letter of your name after work.
Please check regularly if any of your work has already been fired, as we cannot always provide this information to all workshop users. If you find fired vessels of yours, please glaze them or take them home with you. Unfortunately we have limited space.
Ceramics, regardless of their condition (dried, bisqued, fired) will be disposed of by us after two months, if not further processed, due to lack of space.
We reserve the right to change these guidelines at any time. By continuing to use the workshop, you agree to be bound by such changes.