About Choplet Ceramic Studio
Choplet Ceramic Studio combined with Williamsburg Ceramic Center offer ceramic classes and clay studio space in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn in NYC. Choplet Ceramic School and Studio is home to 2600 square foot dedicated to the art of clay in all its form and welcomes newcomers to pottery and ceramic art as well as professional artists: 23 electric wheels, a kick wheel, hand building tables, 2 extruders, 2 slab roller, a glazing spray booth, a drying closet, 5 kilns and an amazing garden are some of the amenities the studio has to offer. Our amazing garden is also equipped of 8 electric wheel, one quick wheel and hand building tables, making it a perfect outdoor ceramic studio! Our inventory consists of: 8 clay bodies, 2 casting slips, 40 – 50 glazes, various colored engobes and pottery plaster. 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 artist/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 help. Students also 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 children programs include After school classes as well as Summer clay camp. At Choplet Studio, 7 years old and up will receive lessons on the potters wheel and they love it!
If there is a class you want, but it doesn’t fit your schedule, Choplet, can arrange a custom and private class that suits your skill level and your availability. Private instruction can also be arranged to really focus on your specific needs. Call us to design and plan your unique and unforgettable event.
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.
We also provide firing and kiln rental services for outsider artists. 8 different clay body, porcelain and stoneware slip, glazes, mold casting plaster and ceramic tools are available for purchase at all time.
Choplet studio offers Commissioned ceramic work services. We specialize in custom made items and small production. Designers come to us to bring to life their CAD renderings and start a small line production. We also work closely with artists or any one who needs ceramic custom made items. We can help make wedding ceremony centerpieces and party favor items.
Choplet Gallery hosts a new sculptural and/or functional ceramic show every 6 weeks. Please refer to our Gallery page to view the current show or browse through our past shows. We think our members and instructors are extremely talented and enjoy having them join the rank of artists who have exhibited at Choplet Gallery!