The Kami Membership
The Kami Membership
The Kami Membership
The Kami Membership
The Kami Membership
The Kami Membership
The Kami Membership
The Kami Membership
The Kami Membership
The Kami Membership
The Kami Membership

The Kami Membership

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Welcome to The Kami Studio Membership! πŸˆβ€β¬›βœ¨

We are happy to announce the launch of the sliding scale studio membership! This membership is available to core community members who have been involved with the studio over the years and have displayed a commitment to their craft and care to the community. The membership will be open to a maximum of 30 makers with the intention of fostering community, supporting growth and cultivating a creative safe haven in Los Angeles.Β 

Members receive:

1. Access to the Studio:Β Enjoy full access to our clean, spacious and inspiring Frogtown studio. With the exception of private events and workshops, members receive 24/7 access. Members can work indoors and outdoors at our studio and utilize all our equipment and tools. Our intention in creating an small membership system is to ensure mutual care amongst members and their work, along with fostering a strong sense of support and community.

2. Additional Benefits: As a member, you're welcome to a 15% discount on all studio services including classes, rentals, events and private workshops. Members are welcome to purchase clay directly through the studio, additionally members can make special requests for bulk clay orders at a discounted rate.

3. Online Platform: With a custom online forum, members can access the studio schedule, discussion groups where they can exchange with other members and technical staff, along with resources to support their work. Our online forum allows for members to chat with one another, share images of their work, receive studio updates and ask our team technical questions.

4. Community Gatherings: Join our monthly studio gatherings. This is a time to connect with fellow studio members and strengthen relationships. We're working on exciting programming at the studio this year and members will be the first to hear about what's coming up.

5.Β Shelving Space:Β Every members will receive their own shelf at the studio to safely store their tools, materials and in progress work. Various shelf sizes are available based on the storage needs of each member.Β Β 

6. Firings: By maintaining a small studio size our team ensures the best care when handling work to reduce the possibility of accidents, as much as possible. Only professionally trained and experienced staff members will handle member work and fire the kiln to ensure high quality firings. Members are allocated 2.5 cubic feet of firing space per month for low fire and cone 5 firings. Custom firings for luster and high fire can be accommodated with special request. Discounted firing rates are available to those needing additional firing space for special projects and exhibitions, along with rush firings to meet deadlines.

7. Experimentation: Members are welcome to experiment with local clays. Foraging, processing and firing wild clays is a big passion of the studio. Members are also welcome to bring in their own clays to fire, we'll work together to ensure proper preparations are made for firings to ensure there aren't accidents that happen in the kiln. We're here to support exploration. πŸ—ΊοΈ πŸ”­πŸͺ

Our studio membership is currently available by invitation only, if you've gotten here that means we would absolutely love to have you apart of the Kami Membership! You've shown care and consideration when visiting the studio and contributed to the welcoming and nourishing energy we strive to cultivate. We feel that your contribution to the studio community is a positive one and we would love to continue growing alongside one another and supporting you on your artistic journey. Please reach out with any questions and we hope to welcome you as a member to the studio soon! 🩡🌱

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Sliding Scale Pricing⁠
Sliding scale pricing is a tool for social equity. We use sliding scale pricing to make ceramics accessible and affordable through mutual community care. There are three tiers for pricing when signing up for a membership, please pay on the scale what feels right to you and your finances. This is a trust based system, only you will know what feels comfortable and possible.

The high end of the scale is the true cost of a membership. If you are someone who can afford to pay this, please do, as this offsets the price for others, allowing us to create more affordable offerings. If your finances change over time, you can always adjust your membership tier in the online portal.Β 

There are a set amount of spots available per tier to ensure that the scale is balanced and membership costs are covered. If a tier is sold out it means that all those spots have been spoken for. We've worked hard to price our membership within a scale that creates accessibility while also ensuring sustainability at the studio. If the tier that is affordable for you is sold out, please get in touch and we'll do our best to work with you and find a sustainable alternative.

Sooki Studio strives to operate a thoughtful, intentional and socially conscious business that values care, communication and community. We work hard to maintain an equitable studio and pay our teachers and staff respectable wages that honor their work and invaluable experience. The studio works to provide a space where community can be built, gather and thrive, thank you for being apart of our journey! We are continuously working to improve the studio, please reach out if you have any questions or ideas you'd like to share.