Covid Info from July 2020 - We are currently running on a reduced service
Before we start, we are taking particular regard to whether visitors are especially vulnerable to COVID-19. If so, it may not be safe for you to enter the studios at this time.
We will be booking you into our online booking system along with myself to ensure NewBridge will have our contact details in the scenario of a covid -19 case within NewBridge. Under these circumstances they will need to pass them on for track and trace purposes. On average there are no more than 10 people in our 20,000 square foot building at any one time so this is unlikely.
These are the guidelines that have been put in place in NewBridge to keep everyone safe:
There will be an increased frequency of hand washing and surface cleaning before, during and after your visit.
We will maintain 2m social distancing wherever possible and we would also ask that you please bring your own mask, additional hand sanitiser (though we will have plenty here too), your own aprons and your own towel (e.g. tea) for drying your hands - unfortunately we will not be able to provide snacks and refreshments though you are welcome to bring you own if you wish.
Bathrooms are regularly cleaned and in each cubicle there is a mounted antibacterial spray that you can spritz onto some loo roll to wipe down the loo and the handle before / after use.
If all of this sounds suitable to you and you feel comfortable in coming we would love to welcome you!
During Lockdown from March - July 2020
We are now launching our new Free or Pay what you feel video chat ceramic workshops. There will be two options:
Option 1 - get your own air dry clay from the interweb and then we will walk (over internet) you through the steps of making a treasured art work, showing you tips and relaxing techniques anyone from any part of the country world can do this option!
Option 2 - We will drop off new clay in a washed bag to your doorstep within 1.5 miles of Newcastle City Centre on Mondays. (this can be left outside your house for 3 days before the workshop on Thursdays). Afterwards we will collect this clay the following Monday and it will be fired at a later date (when the studios are reopened) and dropped back to you! Each workshop will be 1 - 1.30hrs and are suitable for ages 5 upwards. If you are interested in a video workshop please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org where we can discuss what you want to do and how you want to do it :)