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Terms & Conditions – Courses / Term Classes

All participants attending courses / term classes at Sarah Schembri Ceramics Pty Ltd agree to the following terms and conditions:

Refunds

Sarah Schembri Ceramics Pty Ltd requires at least 14 days’ notice in writing prior to a class for a refund or transfer to another term less a 5% admin fee.

Bookings cancelled 7 days or less before the scheduled term commences will be refunded less a 20% admin fee if the vacancy can be resold at full price. If not resold, the price of the term is forfeited. Alternatively, you can transfer your course to another person – please advise the name of the substitute person within 48 hours from the commencement of the term.

Once a term has commenced no refunds or transfers can be arranged.

A minimum of six people is required to run a term course. Sarah Schembri Ceramics Pty Ltd reserves the right to cancel a class if the minimum number of bookings are not reached and will aim to give as much notice of this as possible. In this instance, a full refund will be provided.

Covid -19

Sarah Schembri Ceramics Pty Ltd is committed to following the Victorian Government’s Covid-19 guidelines. If the date of a class or classes are impacted by Covid-19 lockdown restrictions, classes will be rescheduled to another date. In the event that the period of lockdown is uncertain (greater than 2 weeks) a refund will be provided. If you are halfway through the term, we will refund you the remainder of the value of the classes you have not been able to take.

Missed Classes

Sarah Schembri Ceramics Pty Ltd cannot guarantee make-up classes due to the high volume of students. If you are unable to attend a class, please email sarah@sarahschembri.com It is recommended that participants make every effort to attend the full number of sessions.

Student Responsibilities

It is recommended for students to read Sarah’s Studio information at https://sarahschembri.com/sarahs-studio/ for general information regarding the studio.

Students are responsible to ensure that they do not have any prior medical illness or injuries that will be exacerbated by attending the selected class, and if unsure it is recommended for students to seek medical advice prior to attending.

Students are responsible for any physical injuries and for damage or loss of personal property, whilst at the studio. It is highly recommended that participants attend their class jewellery free. In particular, it is advised not to wear any rings, bangles, wristbands, watches or earrings. Short nails are strongly encouraged as long nails make pottery work difficult.

Students are required to wear appropriate comfortable clothing that can get dirty. Closed toe shoes are essential.

Students are required to bring their own towel and apron to each class. This is especially important for wheel throwing courses and workshops. Tools and materials are provided.

Students are not to remove any tools or other equipment from the studio.

Class work will take approximately 2-3 weeks to fire after a term finishes. Students will be notified by email when their work is ready for collection and have up to 2 weeks to collect their work. Due to space issues, uncollected work after this period will be donated to a local charity.

Sarah Schembri Ceramics Pty Ltd takes extreme care firing work however by the nature of ceramics there is always a risk of technical failure for which we cannot be held responsible. We are unable to guarantee that all your work will be successfully fired.

Students agree to give Sarah Schembri Ceramics Pty Ltd unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at classes for marketing purposes. If you would rather not be involved in this please let us know.

It is to the discretion of the teacher to not accept a late arrival to a course if it is potentially detrimental to fellow students. This will be treated as a late cancellation.

Paid parking is available on Brunswick Street. There is angle parking located on Moor Street and St David Street.

Teachers

Sarah Schembri has over 20 years’ experience in the pottery industry with 11 years teaching experience.

Georgie Dixon has been a studio hand with Sarah for the past 4 years and teaches introductory level classes and one-off workshops.

Workshops are designed to cater to a variety of skill levels and most workshops are suitable for complete beginners to more experienced levels unless otherwise stated in the outline

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