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Membership Information

Whether novice or expert come enjoy learning and honing your ceramics skills!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Question: What does it cost to join the club?

Answer:  Annual Membership fee is $12.  There is a Beginner’s Class which costs $20 plus $17 for Beginner’s Tool Kit. 

Question: Does everyone need to take the Beginner's Class?

Answer:  If you have not had any previous experience with Ceramics you will need to take the class.  If you have previously worked with Ceramics, a short meeting and a club orientation with an experienced club member should be enough to get you off and running with your projects.

Question: What am I required to do to use the club facilities?

Answer:  You must accumulate at least 4 hours of volunteer work in the club per month in order to fire pieces.  This is usually accomplished by monitoring for one 4 hour period.  Any hours spent assisting with club activities, i.e., fairs, parties, firing, pouring, etc., will count toward that requirement.

Question: Does it cost anything to fire your pieces?

Answer: No.

Question: How many firings are allowed each week?

Answer:  You will be entitled to 6 firings each week.  Some large pieces may consume 2 or more firings depending on their size.

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Important Note!

 

If you are a member of our club you are eligible to be a Board Member.  We have four positions open every year:  President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer.  You need only be willing to devote your time to the club as needed to be qualified for these positions, with the possible exception of Treasurer which will require some computer skills and some numerical proficiency.   Every Board position is open to change every year.  The only position that is term-limited is the President.  They can only serve for two consecutive years per our By Laws.

We strongly encourage you to contact one of the current Board members and make your wishes known so that when the time comes we can include you in the list of candidates on whom we will vote in November.   This is an important part of your club.  The Board provides the guidance and direction for the club over the year.  This work continues during the summer even though we don’t have meetings so, if you are a snow bird, we may need to discuss the position you would like to fill and what options are open.   Also, if we cannot fill all of the Board positions in time for the new year, the Rec Center can disband the club.

THE CERAMICS CLUB NEEDS YOU!