Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the Pottery Place Plus. Established in the Spokane Flour Mill in 1978 and now located in the historic Liberty Building adjacent to Aunties Bookstore. The Pottery Place Plus is one of the longest running artist cooperatives in the west.
Our customers represent a wide range of Spokane’s local art and fine craft buyers as well as tourists visiting the city.
Openings for new membership are available when one of our members requests a leave of absence or resigns. The jury is composed of all permanent members who will view samples of your work.
New members start with a Provisional membership for one year and have limited voting rights. They pay a non refundable entry fee of $100. At the end of this period, they may apply for Permanent membership that comes with full voting rights. Upon acceptance as a Permanent member another $100 fee is charged.
Currently, to cover expenses, each member pays $120 or 20% (whichever is greater) of their gross sales each month. New members will pay a decreased rent of $90 or 20% (whichever is greater) during their Provisional membership year, and will increase to the full amount when they are accepted as a Permanent member. We have a limited number of half space memberships with a monthly rent of $60. This rate remains the same for Permanent half space membership. For half membership the space available will be half that of a full space.
Each member contributes to the overall running of the shop by serving in one of the following areas:
President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Asst. Treasurer, Supplies, Advertising, New Members, Display, Scheduling, Historian, Mentoring, Cleaning, Facility Maintenance, Website.
These jobs change annually and members help according to their interests and abilities.
Each member is responsible for running the shop in a professional manner for approximately three 6 hour shifts per month. Shop hours are:
10 am – 9pm Tuesday through Saturday
11 am – 6 pm Sunday
10 am – 6 pm Monday
The shop is closed on: New Year’s Day, Easter, July 4th, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Trained spouses/family members and approved substitutes may work up to 50% of a member’s shifts.
If you are interested in becoming a member email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 509-327-6920 or download an application here: New Member Application.
VISITING ARTIST PROGRAM INFORMATION
We now also offer a VISITING ARTIST program on a limited, space available, short term basis. It provides an opportunity to try out the shop for before makiing the monetary and time commitment involved in belonging to the co-op.
The rental agreement for visiting artists is on a month-to-month basis. Visiting Artist Application.
If you have any questions about becoming a MEMBER or a VISITING ARTISTS please contact us!