FAQ

Policy/Privacy, and Frequently Asked Questions

CHOPLET CERAMICS STUDIO POLICIES

All classes and open studio hours are subject to change or cancellation.

Private Classes:
Cost includes instruction, clay, tools, towels, aprons, glaze, and the firing of one piece/person.
Additional pieces can be fired for a $8 fee, cash only under $25.
Cancellation Policy: No refund. 3 months valid credit if cancellation is made in writing to Choplet studio at least 24 hours prior to the class.
Please note, a class can only be rescheduled once.

7 or 8 Week Class Session:
Registration: $90 non-refundable deposit is required to register and hold a spot in a class. $240 balance will be refunded for cancellation made in writing, no later than one week prior the first day of class of an eight weeks session.
Make-Ups: Up to 2 missed classes can be made up during the same session if the student has given 24 hour prior notice he/she will miss a class. Make ups can not be rescheduled.
Tools: Pottery tool kit is required and can be purchased for $15 at registration or on your first class.
Firing Fee: 4 cents/cubic inch covers bisque and glaze firing.

Wheel Throwing Intensive:
Make Up policy: There is no make up class available for the wheel throwing class portion of those workshops, but the glazing class can be made up in a different session as long as absence notice was given in writing the week prior.
Cancelation policy: $170 will be refunded for cancellation made in writing one week prior the start of the Semi-Private Intensive session. No refund or credit will be available after that.
Pottery Tools: tool kit is required and can be purchased for $15 at registration or on the first day of class.
Firing Fees are included with this program.
Note: Classes are subject to change or cancellation.

One Day Adult Wheel Classes:
Payment due in full at registration.
Cost includes instruction, clay, tools, towels, aprons, glaze, and the firing of one piece/person. Additional pieces can be fired for a $8 fee, cash only under $25.
Cancellation Policy: No refund. 3 months valid credit if cancellation is made in writing to Choplet studio one week prior to the class.
Please note, a class can only be rescheduled once.

After School Program:
Registration: 50% non refundable deposit is required to reserve a space. In the event a child stops attending classes and tuition payment was done in full, cancellation will be accepted in writing at info@choplet.com by the date indicated on the program page of our website and 50% balance payment will be refunded. After those dates, no cancellation will be possible and payment plans will be due in full.
Make-ups: No make up possible, no refund for missed classes.
Tools: Pottery tool kit is required and can be purchased for $15 at registration or on your first class.
Important Dates: There will be no class on the following dates: Wednesdays: 10/12, 11/23, 12/28
The completed registration form must be received by Choplet Studio prior the start of a session to insure a child’s enrollment into the program.

Clay Camp:
Registration: $160 non-refundable deposit is required to register. Balance payment is due one week prior to the beginning of the session, at the latest, and is non-refundable after that.
Tools: Pottery tool kit is required and can be purchased for $15.
Missed Classes: No refund or credit will be issued for missed classes.

Mold Making Workshop:
Registration: Payment online must be made in full. $90 non-refundable deposit is required to register over the phone or in person. Balance payment is due two weeks prior to the mold making workshop date and is non-refundable after that.

Raku Workshop:
Registration: Payment online must be made in full. $100 non-refundable deposit is required to register over the phone or in person. Balance payment is due four weeks prior the raku workshop and is non-refundable after that.

Studio Potter Memberships:
There is a One Month Minimum Membership Commitment for Choplet open hours potters and three month minimum commitment for 24 Hours memberships at Choplet and WCC studios. There is no refund available after the month has started.
A One Month Security Deposit will be collected at registration.
Shelf location and size is subject to change. Open Studio Hours are subject to change and the studio may close for major holidays or for reorganization and a major cleaning in between 8 week class sessions.
Work produced and left to be fired will remain in the studio for no longer than two months.

Gift Certificates:
No refund is available on gift certificate. Gift certificates are valid for a duration of one year.

Pottery Tool Kit and Firing Deposit:
No refund is available on the pottery tool kit or the initial $25 firing deposit.

Privacy Policy

What information do we collect?
We collect information from you when you register on our site or fill out a form.
When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your name or e-mail address. You may however visit our site anonymously.

What do we use your information for?
Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

-To process transactions
Your information, weather public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than for the express purpose of delivering the purchase product or service requested by the costumer.

-To send periodic e-mails
The e-mail address you provide for order processing may be used to send you information and updates pertaining to your order, in addition to receiving occasional company news, updates, related products and service information, etc.Note: If anytime you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future e-mails, select the unsubscribe button.

How do we protect your information?
We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you access your personal information.

Do we use cookies?
We do not use cookies.

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?
We do not sell, trade or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property or safety.

Your consent:
By using our site, you consent to our privacy policy.

Contacting us:
If there is any questions regarding this policy you may contact us using the information below:
info@choplet.com
238 Grand Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
USA

Frequently Asked Questions

How to register:
You can register in person at the studio during open studio hours, register over the phone by calling 917-547-8316, or you can register with your credit card (Visa or Mastercard).

What form of payments are accepted?
Cash, check, Visa or Master Card

Where is Choplet Gallery and Ceramic Studio located?
Our studio is a combination of two storefronts. The entrance is at 238 Grand Street between Driggs and Roebling, in Williamsburg Brooklyn.

When can I come visit the studio, drop of work to be fired as an outsider artist or come to register for class?
You can come any time during our open studio hours:
Monday: 11:30am – 7:00pm and 9:00pm – 11:00pm
Tuesday: 2:00 – 7:00pm and 9:00 – 11:00pm
Wednesday: 1:00 – 7:00pm and 9:00 – 11:00pm
Thursday: 2:00 – 7:00pm and 9:00 – 11:00pm
Friday: 12:00 – 7:00pm and 9:00 – 11:00pm
Saturday: 2:00 – 7:00pm
Sunday: 2:00 – 7:00pm
Times are subject to change

All programs and open studio time are subject to change or cancellation.

Can I work in the studio without taking classes?
Yes, you can rent studio access for $15/hour plus the cost of clay and firing or become a monthly studio potter at Choplet or at the 24 hour access Williamsburg Ceramic Center. Monthly membership starts at $150/month. For more  information, click here : Studio Rentals.

Can I fire work at Choplet if I am not a member?
Yes, outsider artists can fire their work at Choplet for 8 cents/cubic inch which covers bisque and glaze firing or rent full kiln load.

You must know what cone the clay you are using fire at and clearly label your pieces with the information when you come to the studio to drop of your work. Firing fees must be paid when work is delivered. For more  information, click here : Kiln Rentals / Firing Services.

Do not call us to find out if your work has been fired. We fire thousands of pieces a week and can not go search for yours. Please come back to the studio 1 week after dropping your piece to be fired, this is generally enough time to insure your piece has been fired and unloaded from the kiln. Rushed bisque or glaze firing ( 2-3 days turn around) is 0.16 cents / cubic inch.

How often do you fire kilns?
Every afternoon, alternating bisque and glaze.