Policy/Privacy, and Frequently Asked Questions
Choplet Studio is currently open and holding classes at a reduced capacity. Our staff will be tested for Covid on a regular basis and students, members and staff will be required to wear a mask over their nose and mouth. Upon arrival at the studio we will perform a temperature check and ask you to disinfect your hands. As per Mayor DeBlasio signed executive order on August 16th, 2021, mandating COVID vaccinations in New York City (the “Key to NYC”), we are legally required to request proof of vaccination from all our staff and patrons 12 year old and older.Please be prepared to email your proof of vaccination when signing up for a class or a studio potter membership or bring it at check in for your one day workshop or private class. In the event CDC guidelines change before or during the course of a class, session or workshop and a state wide shutdown occurs, Choplet studio will transition to online instruction. Due to the impact of Covid-19 on small businesses, we will be unable to provide refunds or credits for future classes, even though online classes may not provide the same instruction than in person instruction. Please make sure you only register if you are comfortable with this policy.
All classes and open studio hours are subject to change or cancellation.
Cost includes instruction, clay, tools, glaze, and the firing of one piece/person.
Additional pieces can be fired for a $10 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:
Cancellation Policy: $125 non-refundable deposit is required to register and hold a spot in a class. Balance will be refunded for cancellation made in writing, no later than 7 days prior to the start of the class session. No refund available thereafter.
The 7 or 8 week session will be held indoor. In the event CDC guidelines change before or during the course of the session and/or a studio shut down occurs, Choplet studio will transition to online instruction. Due to the impact of Covid-19 on small businesses, we will be unable to provide refunds or credits, even though online classes may not provide the same instruction than in person instruction. Please make sure you only register if you are comfortable with this policy.
Tools: Pottery tool kit is required and can be purchased for $15 at registration or on your first class.
Firing Fee: 5 cents/cubic inch covers bisque and glaze firing.
Note: Classes are subject to change or cancellation if they do not fill sufficiently.
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.
Cancellation policy: $280 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 $10 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 and there will be a $10 fee applied/rebooking.
After School Program:
Cancellation Policy:Cancellation must be received in writing 7 days before the start of the session to be eligible for a refund minus a $100 cancellation fee. There is no refund or rescheduling available any day beyond that point. In the event CDC guidelines change before or during the course of the after school session and a state wide shutdown occurs, Choplet studio will transition to online instruction. Due to the impact of Covid-19 on small businesses, we will be unable to provide refunds or credits for future classes, even though online classes may not provide the same instruction than in person instruction. Please make sure you only register your child, if you are comfortable with this policy.
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.
Parents will be required to fill out and email back to us their kids Registration and Safety Guideline Form no later than 48 hours before the start of the 7 weeks after school camp to insure your child’s participation in the program.
Registration: $160 non-refundable deposit is required to register. Balance payment is non-refundable for cancellation provided less than 1 week before the start if the session.
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: $120 non-refundable deposit is required to register Balance payment is non-refundable for cancellation provided less than 2 weeks before the start of the session.
Cancellation policy: The cost of the workshop minus $150 will be refunded for cancellation made in writing 4 week prior to the workshop. No refund or rescheduling can be provided for cancellation made less than 4 weeks prior to the workshop.
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.
No refund is available on gift certificate. Class prices are subject to change. Monetary value of gift certificate is valid for 5 years. GIFT CERTIFICATES CAN NOT BE REDEEMED ONLINE. RECIPIENT MUST EMAIL THE STUDIO.
Pottery Tool Kit and Firing Deposit:
No refund is available on the pottery tool kit or the initial $25 firing deposit.
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, whether 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 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.
If there is any questions regarding this policy you may contact us using the information below:
238 Grand Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
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?
Please refer to the hours listed on the weekly drop off/pick up schedule highlight (blue circle), on our Instagram page @chopletceramicstudio.
All programs and open studio time are subject to change or cancellation.
Can I work in the studio without taking classes?
Yes, you can register for a 2 hour Drop In time slot ($50) 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 memberships start at $185/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 10 cents/cubic inch which covers bisque and glaze firing or rent full kiln load.
We strongly recommend that you purchase your cone 5-6 clay or slip from the studio which will insure you can also use glazes. We have 12 different cone 5-6 clay bodies available for purchase and maintain an inventory of 40 to 50 cone 5-6 glazes at all times. If you bring pieces made with non-studio clay, you must provide proof of purchase and exact cone reference for the clay and the glazes you intend to use. 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 10 days 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 firing service (48-72 hours turn around per firing) is available for 20 cents / cubic inch for bisque and glaze firing.
How often do you fire kilns?
Every afternoon, alternating bisque and glaze.