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opening and operating your own studio.

Sean’s Clay Corner is looking to partner with ceramicists who either operate their own studio or are looking into opening one. Our goal is to help ceramicists create studios that foster a welcoming community in an organized and profitable manner.

Being a studio owner can be a lot more like owning a business than it is like being an artist. That is where a partnership can help. A partnership can provide the following benefits:

  • In-depth knowledge of how our business model functions on the front and back end, and live support adapting that model to your community.

  • Access to a variety of resources such as booking and membership software, business management advice, teaching guides, glaze recipes, etc.

  • Access to a network of studio managers to help problem solve with a personal and specific perspective.

  • Access to shared materials for marketing, event planning, scholarship opportunities, and more.

  • Business-to-business support allows studio owners access to resources that are both monetary and non-monetary, for the purposes of expansion and experimentation.

  • Brand recognition and inter-studio customer referrals.

  • Collaborating studios can share the use of spaces for things like gallery sales, training, workshops, and inventory. Space is a studio’s biggest expense.

Studio Philosophies and Business Guidelines

  • The studio is propelled by the people that make up its community and the love they have of ceramics, especially its amateur hobby potters.

  • Members and students should never feel like a guest in the owner’s studio.

  • We consider customer requests based on the potential positive/ negative impact that granting that request may have on the studio community, not the owner’s experience. This isn’t a studio for the owner, this is a studio for the community, and the owner is a part of that community.

  • The studio business will pioneer principles in ethical capitalism. This is a heavy statement, but on the surface, it means that you will be ecologically conscious, friendly in business, and look out for your customers above all else.

  • The studio business will be a good place to work and operate above board. 

    • Full-time employees receive a minimum of 8 hours per week of paid “personal time”. So a paid 40-hour work week will only have an employee scheduled for 32 hours. An employee who regularly works 30+ hours per week is considered full-time.

    • Employees also receive unlimited PTO and sick leave and are encouraged to use it.

    • Employees are always paid by the hour unless their job responsibilities make hourly management difficult, only then is salaried work acceptable.

  • The studio participates in equitable programs whenever possible. The most notable example is offering a scholarship/ pay-scale option. 

If you are interested in learning more please email Sean@seansclaycorner.com

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