COVIDSafe Update September 2020
Since our cautious restart to activities at Canberra Potters we have had an incident free and enjoyable return to all things clay and we continue to maintain a COVIDSafe space for our staff, students, artists and centre visitors.
Some important information:
Canberra Potters/Watson Arts Centre remains at Level 2—Moderate Risk on our COVID-19 Response Plan. Staff, teachers, students and artists have returned to site and are participating in classes and associated facility activities. We are operating under the following protocols:
Access: Members and general public allowed back onsite.
Visitation is restricted to specific purposes only and adhere to social distancing and appropriate health protocols. To remain COVIDSafe you are expected to sanitise on entering the facility and sign registers at entry points. Registration via a QR app is available to protect your privacy.
Members Drop-in: Supervised sessions are available.
Members are invited to book via the website for Member Drop-in sessions. Spaces and times are strictly limited and you are expected to adhere to current COVIDSafe protocols and staff instructions.
Education: Students have returned for Term 3.
Only staff, teachers and students who have a current class enrolment are permitted onsite. If you are one of these people you would have already been contacted by our teaching coordinators and received information on class attendance. This includes guidelines, class protocols, link to education video and ‘what to bring’ information. It is important that you read and understand this information and view the COVIDSafe video presentation prior to attending class.
Firing services: Members and Students
Members and student work are now regularly moving through our kilns. You may usually expect a two-week turnaround on your pieces for firing. Kiln hire is available to those members holding a kiln licence. Kilns may be booked using our online booking system.
Gallery and Shop:
Our gallery program has resumed and we are able to allow up to 30 people in our gallery space at one time. The Shop and Gallery is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 4pm. Members may pay at shop for firing services during these hours.
We are still unable to reinstate our full services until restrictions lifted. This means access to the Members Workshop, Tea Room, Library and our Artist in Residence program remain suspended until further notice.