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Wheel and Hand Building (Beginner and Intermediate)

at Choplet Ceramic Studio - Williamsburg

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Williamsburg, Brooklyn
238 Grand St
Btwn Driggs Ave & Roebling St
Brooklyn, New York 11211
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Description
Class Level: Intermediate
Age Requirements: 15 and older
Average Class Size: 11
Teacher: Michael Gundlach

What you'll learn in this pottery wheel class:

Learn to throw bowls, cylinders, vases and plates on the potter's wheel as well as the fundamentals of handbuilding techniques such as slab, pinch, coil and extrusion fabrication.

Basic surface decoration and glazing techniques will also be demonstrated. Satisfy your curiosity and experience a fun and thorough introduction to ceramics.

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Q: Is there a minimum age requirement to attend your classes? 
A: Our classes are adults & young adults but we would be happy to accept someone as young as 15 as long as they are behaved and comfortable working with an older group.

Q: Are materials provided and included in cost of the class? 
A: No. Pottery tool kit is required and can be purchased for $15 at registration or on your first class. Clay and firings are included. Firing fee is 4 cents/cubic inch covers bisque and glaze firing. Firing fee is 4 cents/cubic inch covers bisque and glaze firing.

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Refund Policy

Policy for one day workshop and sip and spin:

No Refund. 3 months valid credit if cancellation is made in writing to CourseHorse one week prior to the class. Please note, a class can only be rescheduled once, and one week advanced notice is required. Classes and/or Workshops booked less than a week prior to the start of the program are final sale; there will be no refunds or rescheduling available. There will be a $10 rebooking charged for each registration that is rescheduled. There will be no exceptions to this policy regardless of the circumstances.

7 or 8 Week Class Session:

$100 deposit is non-refundable. The balance of the class tuition will be refunded for cancellation made in writing, no later than 7 days prior the first day of the session. No refunds available for cancellations made less than a week prior the start of the 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.

Wheel Throwing Intensive:

$170 will be refunded for cancellation made in writing one week prior to the start of the Wheel Intensive Session. No refund or credit will be available after that. Make up class can only be provided for the glazing portion of this workshop.

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Question from Sabrina C.
Are instructors present during the open studio time?
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Hi Sabrina! The instructors are present for class time only. Open studio is for independent practice, there are no instructors available during open studio hours.
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I would love to take the 5-7pm class sessions. However, I cannot make it to two. Am I able to assist to others?
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Hello, there! Up to 2 missed classes can be made up during the same session if the student has given 24 hours prior notice he/she will miss a class. Make-ups cannot be rescheduled.
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Reviews of Classes at Choplet Ceramic Studio (397)

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Wheel and Hand Building (Beginner and Intermediate)
Reviewed by Eliza Heeks on 1/3/2014
This class was great. The instructor Jake was fun and always open to questions. We learned how to throw on the wheel, handbuild, trim, glaze. If you're a beginner like I was, you need to be very patient. Most of my objects came out as small bowls, even if I was aiming for larger dishes or mugs. I took the class on Saturdays from 12-2, which I highly recommend because there are open studio hours from 2 to 7 on weekends, so you can stay as long as you want after class to work on your projects. This was nice for me because I didn't feel pressure to come in on week nights after work. Choplet is very accomodating if you need to miss a class, and they send very organized and friendly emails about fees, fire schedules, etc. They also give you plenty of the clay at the beginning of the session- I had to scramble towards the end to use mine up.
Wheel and Hand Building (Beginner and Intermediate)
Reviewed by Haley J. on 8/28/2018
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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...

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