About Choplet Ceramic Studio
“Thank you for opening Choplet. I love this space and I think it is very special” – Niilartey
Choplet Ceramic Studio combined with Williamsburg Ceramic Center offer ceramic classes and clay studio space in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn in New York City. Choplet Gallery and Ceramic Studio is home to 2600 square feet of space dedicated to the art of clay and welcomes newcomers to pottery and ceramic art as well as professional artists: 25 electric wheels inside and 9 outdoors, several hand-building tables, 2 wall coil extruders, 2 slab rollers, a spray booth for glazing, a drying closet, 5 kilns, a multitude of wedging tables, and an amazing garden are some of the amenities the studio has to offer. Our amazing garden is also equipped with 8 electric wheels, one quick wheel, and hand-building tables, making it a perfect outdoor ceramic studio for all times of the year! Our inventory consists of 8 different clay bodies, 2 casting slips, 40 – 50 house-made glazes, various colored engobes, and pottery plaster.
While the Choplet Ceramic Studio provides a space for private classes, workshops, and a community of potters, we also offer the WCC. The Williamsburg Ceramic Center is the perfect place for independent clay artists in need of a lot of storage space and 24 hours studio access. Our goal is to inspire creativity, foster self-discovery, and nurture an appreciation for art through our pottery programs and workshops and access to our studio, clay center and gallery.
During our 8 weeks ceramic classes our accomplished artists/instructors will demonstrate and assist you with wheel throwing, hand building, tile making, and sculpting techniques as well as surface decoration and glazing. Our philosophy is to nurture individual expression: We do not give “cookie-cutter” assignments but rather encourage students to let their instructor know what they would like to achieve to develop their own original ideas and vision. Classes are built around group demonstrations followed by individualized work with teachers. Furthermore, students in the 8-week ceramics classes will receive unlimited open studio access 7 days/week.
Choplet ceramic studio also offers a variety of Adult programs ranging from a fun one time trial (One day adult wheel classes), to semi private intensive wheel throwing classes or specialized ceramic skills such as mold making for slip casting and Raku firing. Our programs for kids and teenagers include After school pottery classes as well as Summer kids clay camp. At the Choplet Studio, kids and adolescents, ranging from 6 to 18 years of age, receive lessons on the potters wheel and a variety of other techniques, and they love it!
If there is a class you want, but it doesn’t fit your personal schedule, the studio can arrange a custom or private class that suits your skill level and your availability. Additionally, private instruction can be arranged to focus on your individual wishes for your unique pottery experience. Call us to design and plan your unforgettable event at 917-547-8316!
Choplet Ceramic Studio and Williamsburg Ceramic Center offer different options of studio potter membership for seasoned clay artists who do not want to take classes and need a professional ceramic studio space to work in independently. Hourly and Monthly studio rental options are available for all.
We also provide firing and kiln rental services for outsider artists. 8 different clay bodies, porcelain and stoneware slip, glazes, mold casting plaster, and ceramic tools are available for purchase at all times.
Choplet studio offers commissioned ceramic work services. We specialize in custom-made items and small production works. Designers come to us to bring to life ideas and start small line productions. We also work closely with artists or anyone who desires custom-made items.
Choplet Gallery hosts a new sculptural and/or functional ceramic show several times a year. Please refer to our Gallery page to view the current show or browse through our shows of the past decade. We think our members and instructors are extremely talented and enjoy having them join the rank of artists who have exhibited at Choplet Gallery! If you’d like to exhibit your work, please contact us with your portfolio at firstname.lastname@example.org.