Starting in October 2021, Croft Pottery will offer a range of wheel throwing and hand building courses aimed at different levels and age groups.
We will run weekly evening and day time courses, one day courses as well as weekend and residential courses.
We will also run advance courses in making, Glazing and firing.
Terms and Conditions
Please ensure you have read and understood these Terms and Conditions before booking your course or buying an eGift Card. By booking and attending a class or buying an eGift Card you are deemed to have read, understood and accepted all terms and conditions.
Cancellations must be made in writing by email
For courses and workshops we can only provide a refund (minus a 10% admin fee) for cancellations made more than 14 days before the start date. For cancellations less than 14 days before the course or workshop there will be no refunds or transfers unless I can re sell the places that you have booked.
All clients are asked to agree to our terms and conditions upon booking a course or workshop
If a course or workshop is cancelled you will be offered a refund or a gift card to the same value of your course.
Once you have committed to a course or workshop, we recommend that you attend the scheduled number of sessions to get the most out of the programme. If the participant fails to attend all or any part of the course the full course fees are payable and we do not offer full or partial course date transfers.
WHAT HAPPENS TO MY BOOKING IF THERE IS ANOTHER SHUT DOWN
If the government enforce another lockdown then we will offer either a refund or a chance to reschedule to all students who haven’t already begun a course. Rescheduling will be done through giving you a code to the value of your original booking.
If you are halfway through the course, we will refund you the remainder of the value of the sessions you have not been able to take.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I AM ILL WITH SUSPECTED OR DIAGNOSED COVID BEFORE A CLASS TAKES PLACE
For 1 or 2 day courses, If we are given 8 or more days notice, we will offer you a refund or reschedule.
If we are given 7 or less days notice, we are unable to automatically offer you a refund or reschedule as this may not be enough time to resell your place. In this event we will always try to re sell your place for you before the start date of your course and if we are successful we will then be able to refund you (minus 10% admin charge) or try and transfer your place on to a future course where possible.
In the event that we cannot sell your place we do allow you to send any friend or family member of your choice to class in your place.
If you are unable to attend one of the weekly sessions from a 4, 8 or 12 week course due to covid or illness we are unable to offer a refund for that session but there could be an opportunity for you to arrive early to the next session or potentially to reschedule a session but these are only if it can be agreed at the convenience of your teacher.
CONTRACT OF SALE:
Completion of the booking process and acceptance of our terms and conditions forms your contract with Croft Pottery.
Payment of the full course fees must be made in advance and should be made at the time of placing a booking. It is not possible to attend a course unless payment has been received.
A substitute delegate may be named at any time before the course at no additional cost.
Requests to transfer to an alternative course or date must be made in writing by email.
Transfers may be made up to 14 days before the course start date and will incur no additional fee. However, transfers are subject to availability and we have no obligation to ensure suitable alternatives are available.
A booking can only be transferred on one occasion. Requests for subsequent transfers will be treated as cancellations.
We reserve the right to change the timing, date or instructor of the course in order to provide a high quality service or where it is necessary for reasons beyond our control.
Croft Pottery reserves the right to cancel a course up to and including the date of the course if insufficient bookings have been received and will strive to give as much notice of this as possible.
Individuals booked onto a cancelled course will be given the option of a full refund or of rescheduling to a future course date if available. Croft Pottery will not be liable for any losses or expenses arising from amendments to the course or cancellations.
It is to the discretion of the tutor 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.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
Croft Pottery takes a diligent approach to health and safety for the sake of all staff and users. Students are agreeing to abide by the guidelines of our Health & Safety instructed by tutors. Repeated failure to do so will result in immediate termination of course without refund.
Health & Safety
It is important that everyone respects all Health & Safety regulations, signage, equipment, the building, Croft Pottery Staff, Other class members, and local residents.
Croft Pottery cannot be held responsible for any injuries caused through the misuse of the studio or equipment.
If you are unsure of anything regarding Health & Safety please ask your teacher or a member of staff.
Croft Pottery or teachers are not responsible for any damage caused to work and are not responsible for any work, belongings or money going missing or getting stolen.
TECHNICAL ISSUES AND BREAKAGES
Experienced and trained staff only will handle and fire your ceramic work. However, by the nature of ceramics there is always a risk of technical failure for which we cannot be held responsible.
COLLECTION OF WORKS
You will be emailed when your pieces are ready for collection, usually this is within three weeks after the last date of your course, but this can take longer depending on our kiln firing scheduling.
We recommend you collect your finished work as soon as possible once you have received the pickup instructions via email to help keep our storage area clear, therefore avoiding damage.
If finished ceramic work is not collected within 1 month of the pick up email being sent out, we will sadly have to dispose of it due to space issues, this is detailed in the pick up email. Alternatively you can organise for your pots to be sent to you at an additional cost.
Any personal information you give to us will be processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. We will use the information to process your booking, to provide the course and to inform you about similar courses which we provide, unless you tell us that you do not want to receive this information. Any personal data you provide may be held on computer files.
APPLICABLE LAW AND JURISTICTION
These terms and conditions are governed by and construed in accordance with English law and any dispute arising out of or in connection with them shall be settled by the English courts.
eGift CARD TERMS AND CONDITIONS
How to redeem:
Once an eGift card has been purchased, you will receive an automated email as receipt the eGift card will be send to the recipient with further instructions on how to redeem.
From date of purchase, there is a 14 day grace period where a full refund (minus £5 administration fee) will be offered, should you change your mind. After 14 days, the eGift card will become non-refundable / non-exchangeable.
Use of eGift card for booking classes;
Once someone is booked into a session, they the terms and conditions of that booking become the same as with any other class booking as set out in this document.
eGift card bookings are transferable (to other people) before the session date, but please let us know who will be taking part by emailing with their name and email address.
eGift cards are valid up until, and including the expiry date displayed on the booking confirmation (12 months). Once this date has passed, the eGift card will no longer be valid and the eGift card will be non-refundable / non-exchangeable. It is the recipient’s duty to check and book onto a session before their voucher expiry date.
Croft Pottery will do everything they can to accommodate session booking preferences, but hold no responsibility if the recipient is unable to attend any scheduled session before the voucher’s expiry date.
In the event of non-attendance or arriving late it is not possible to provide alternative studio time, or for a class to be rescheduled. Classes are at fixed times to cover the cost of tuition. It is not possible to swap classes or use the studio outside of the allotted class times. Sessions are transferable before the start date – please let us know who will be taking your space and their email address.
Each eGift Card has a unique booking reference code and is only valid for use once, for a single person. Once a eGift Card has been redeemed and the session has passed, the voucher will expire and may not be used again.