Studio Membership

Looking for a studio space in Toronto where you can work on your metal and glass related projects? This might be the space for you! Come by Thursday evening after 7pm to see if the studio is what you’re looking for and/or email your questions to: nanotopia@me.com

Open studio nights are a perfect time to visit the studio.  If you have a small project you would like to ask for help with you are welcome to bring it in. Please note: This is not actual class time, or working time. See nano-membership below for that.

Thursdays 7pm – 9pm  If it is your first time we recommend coming later in the evening, from 8pm – 9pm.



Nano-members Members have access to the studio facilities 24/7 June thru August* membership costs $175/mo and includes access to studio tools, and equipment (contact us in advance if you require any equipment orientation). Currently enrolled in a workshop/course at the studio? Current students receive a discounted price- please contact the studio for details. 

Subscribe to membership online or via eTransfer (eTransfer to nanotopia@me.com) For this Summer’s special deal 1st & last is required up front. Please contact us to receive a copy of our Studio Agreement.

 


Materials and consumables are not included in Open Studio time – you need to supply your own saw blades, solder, drill bits, wax, metal, enamel powders, stones, etc. Assistance/guidance is not included, however you need to know what you are doing and how to properly/safely operate equipment, tools, and torches. If you are unfamiliar with some of the industrial/dangerous (chop off fingers, burn off your scalp equipment we suggest taking a beginning workshop or 4wk course). Orientations on how to operate our kilns needs to be booked in advance of kiln use.

Local Suppliers: Gesswein and sells metal working supplies. Imperial Products (now called Umicore)supplies sterling silver, and gold in sheet form, wire, solder, tubing, etc. For casting your wax models there are a number of casting companies in Toronto: HL located at 59 Adelaide East, just west of Church street. Ready Mounts Casting– on Victoria close to Dundas Square, Procast– located in the 21 Dundas building, 7th floor.

nanopod is a non-smoking environment. Please refrain from wearing heavy perfumes, hair spray, soaps and smoking under the awning.
BYOHP= Bring your own head phones! At nanopod- music is life. That said, if you don’t like electronic, ambient, classical, and the generally bizarre, please bring your own tunes/headphones 🙂


Kiln casting: Bring pre-moulded work to the studio. Please fill out, print and bring in our firing/annealing schedule here Kiln-Glass_Project  include any special notes. Charging your mould? Please arrange time to arrive at studio to do so. Moulds will be removed from kiln 1 day after scheduled kiln time.

Kiln forming: Pate de verre, fusing, slumping. Please fill out, print and bring in our annealing schedule here Kiln-Glass_Project, include any special notes. Items must be removed the following day. Please bring in your own Thin-fire paper, Boron Nitrite sprayed mould, or kiln washed shelves, stands, etc.

Sand is available for levelling and there are small bullseye levels at the studio.

*OS time for current students allows time to work on current class projects. New projects and/or instruction is not included. Guidance is 🙂

* The studio is technically open 24/7 Monthly share/bench rental ‘members’ are given a key and 24 hr access

* Equipment usage: An orientation is scheduled to use the glass kilns, tile saw, etc.

* Email ahead to make certain someone will be available! Especially during the winter months.

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