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 (email during Winter season) after 7pm to see if the studio is what you’re looking for and/or email your questions to: nanotopia@me.com

We are currently accepting applications towards sharing the Nanopod studio space.

$475/mo (1st/last) plus a 6-month commitment to start. Please email us for further information and to set-up a time to come meet. This is a shared studio space.

 

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.

*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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