Membership – General Description

Membership is open to all those interested in working with clay. Applicants must be 16 or older on October 1st of the current membership year and be able to follow instructions as listed below.

Memberships run from Oct 1st to Sept 30th. Studio memberships taken after December 31st are adjusted from the approval date to the following Sept 30th.

Studio Membership – $310/year

Attend monthly meetings, receive monthly email newsletter, vote on Guild matters. Eligible to participate in sales. 36 hours/year mandatory Guild service hours. Use of ClayWorks studio.

1. If you join the studio after December 31, a reduced fee is payable
– January 1st to April 30th – A flat fee of $225.00.
– May 1st to September 30th – A flat fee of $150.00.
2. Important note: For members who paid the full 2021/22 studio fee, and who are renewing their membership for the 2022/23 year, a special renewal rate of $235 is available if you renew on/before October 31st, 2022. After this date, the rate will return to $310. This reduction is to compensate for closure of the studio in Q1 2022 due to Covid.

ClayWorks Studio is a Fragrance Free Environment

Access BPG Membership Jotform and complete it
Download   Code of Conduct
Download   ClayWorks Studio Policies 

Membership Questions?

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Please ensure that you meet the requirements prior to applying to be a Studio Member.

Requirements for Becoming a Studio Member

You should have at least 3 of the following before applying to become a Studio Member:

1. Do you have at least 3 years’ experience working with clay, either wheel or hand building?

2. Do you have at least intermediate level 1 according to ClayWorks curriculum charts?

3. Do you have the recommendation of a teacher at ClayWorks?

4. Are you an established potter (working with clay elsewhere) and have a portfolio to show off?


Demonstrate thorough knowledge of how a clay studio operates (safety, equipment, cleaning, glazing, ware handling).

Procedure for Approval

1. Read the Code of Conduct and Clayworks Studio Policies.
2. Have an interview with the Studio Manager and complete a Studio Assessment Form with them. (To request an interview mail the Studio Manager at
3. Once you are approved for studio membership, send us your completed Clayworks Studio  Assessment  and complete the BPG Membership Jotform.