That bites. At one of the community studios where I work, everyone is assigned a studio number which must be put on your pots. Bisque and glaze items are unloaded directly to shelves located in a non-public area of the studio behind a centralized desk. Bisque is stored together in one area and glazed pieces in another area of shelves. The shelves have number ranges which correspond to the studio numbers, so all your work is put in the same place and it is easy to see when your items are out of the kiln.
The upside is nobody can walk in and take your stuff. The downside is that it requires an on-duty attendant and having the studio number on your piece is a bit aggravating/clutters up the bottom of your pots However, it greatly reduces the opportunities to take things which are not yours. Perhaps something along these line might work for you.
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