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Vaccination Requirements for Classes

Steve Leroux

Vaccination Requirements for Classes

Starting October 25th, King County regulations will require businesses like ours to check proof of vaccination before folks can use the studio.  This policy applies to all students in our classes, workshops, open studio, private lessons and one-night Clay Curious classes. This only applies to folks using the studio; visitors to our gallery and retail shop aren't required to show any documentation (but do need to wear a mask). Documentation  All students will be asked to show proof of vaccination status of either a two-dose mRNA vaccine (Moderna or Pfizer), or a single dose vaccine (Johnson & Johnson). All forms...


Update on our Mask Policies

Steve Leroux

Just a quick note to let everyone know what's going on in the studio with regards to masks: Currently, masks are optional for vaccinated folks when inside our studio. We made this decision based on the high vaccination rates and low case count here in King County. Masks will be required in the studio during weeks where we are hosting Kid’s Clay Camps (Weekdays, 9 am-12 pm August 9th-27th). We will continue to monitor cases here in Seattle and may return to mandatory masking if it feels appropriate or is required by state or county regulations.Thank you for your continued support!The Saltstone Team...


Father's Day Sale

Steve Leroux

Father's Day Sale

As the only Dad amongst the Saltstone Ceramics staff, I feel like it's on me to make the most of the Father's Day holiday in the store. I've been a Dad (Papa, actually) for 15 years now, so: from now through Father's Day, take 15% off all the work I have in store! Use code PAPA15 at checkout to get a discount... shop away!  


Free Classes and Workshop Spots for BIPOC folks

We're excited to start offering a handful of free spots in our classes workshops to folks who self-identify as black, indigenous, or a person of color. These spots are limited, and we'll be giving them out on a first-come, first-served basis. If you're interested, send us an email and tell us which class or workshop(s) you're interested in. "Saltstone Ceramics is a place where everyone is welcomed to discover a valuable connection with a creative working community." That's our mission statement, and we work hard to bring it to life in our studio and in the online community we cultivate. But when...


Natasha Alphonse: MUD Artist Talk

Steve Leroux

Natasha Alphonse: MUD Artist Talk

Sarah and Natasha sat down for a 30-minute chat about Natasha's process, this body of work, and art in general: View this post on Instagram A post shared by Saltstone Ceramics (@saltstoneceramics)


Cybermonday Savings

Steve Leroux

Cybermonday Savings

<insert laser sounds> It's CyberMonday! We're not sure that a separate day of deals just for online shopping makes sense in a year when everything is online and virtual and remote and socially distanced and ... well, we really miss seeing you in person. A lot. But on to the deals! Today only, take 10% off everything from Sarah Steininger Leroux and Ruby Pear Woodworks. Discounts happen automagically at checkout. Also today only: take $10 off the Slipped and Illustrated Mugs Virtual Workshop with Coco Spadoni, happening this coming Thursday, December 3rd. Happy Cybermonday! Pew pew!  


It's Handmade for the Holidays!

Steve Leroux

It's Handmade for the Holidays!

Our biggest show of the year has arrived! Every summer we scour the ceramics world for new artists to bring in, and hit up all your old favorites for their latest work. This year all that work has paid off with 33 fabulous artists in the gallery to meet all your fabulous holiday needs. But of course, it's a weird coronavirus world we're living in. We've got a few options to help make sure you stay safe while supporting these fabulous artists: 1) Shop online, pickup in-store. We’ve lovingly photographed just about every single thing in the store. Shop in your pjs, and even...


Lockdown Revisited

Sarah Steininger Leroux

Lockdown Revisited

Welcome Back to Lockdown! Well, we can't say we didn't see this coming. New restrictions for Washington State mean we need to make some adjustments to our programs for the next month or so. Drop-in Sessions are on hold. If you reserved a spot, we've already refunded your booking. We'll open this program back up again as soon as restrictions are lifted. Clay Curious sessions are postponed. Unfortunately, even our limited-size classes are not allowed right now. But your registration is safe and sound, and we'll get you scheduled into the studio as soon as we can. If you'd rather...


Private Shopping on Small Business Saturday

If you're especially concerned about or vulnerable to COVID-19, we've got a special program just for you. This coming Small Business Saturday, November 28th, we've set aside an entire morning for private shopping appointments. It'll be just you, Sarah Steininger Leroux (Saltstone Ceramics owner and curator), and all the fantastic pottery and housewares you could hope for. Sarah personally chose all the artists that we are presenting in the gallery. She is a fantastic guide to the incredible work and stories you'll discover during your appointment. While no social interactions can be guaranteed 100% safe, we're going to do everything we can...


COVID-19 Studio Policies

Steve Leroux

COVID-19 Studio Policies

Now that we've re-opened the studio in a limited capacity, I thought it would be good to recap the policies and procedures we've put in place to keep everyone as safe and healthy as possible. Masks must be worn properly at all times in the studio. No exceptions. We offer contact-less sidewalk pickup for online orders if wearing a mask is a burden for you. We've upgraded our scheduling software to make sure there's a hard cap on the number of people who will be in the studio at any one time. We're regularly checking in with staff and members to make sure the...