Pottery Painting to Go

Call, text, or email to book your group for a fun day or evening out!

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Our calendar is updated weekly to accomodate parties and pre-booked groups

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About

What's WHIM all about?

If you know me from my previous studio - Out On A Whim, in Glen Ellyn, you'll find my new studio is a blend of old and new: downsized, but still full of color and charm. I offer fun workshops and classes along with my own, authentic hand-built pieces for you to put your finishing touches on with glaze. I take reservations for parties and get-togethers, plus I invite you to stop in my studio while I'm creating during the week!

Here's what's happening in the studio...

  • hand-building clay classes and workshops for children and adults
  • children's parties - clay or "paint your own pottery"
  • custom-made pottery and custom-painted pottery
  • hand-built pottery for you to paint
  • off-site pottery painting and clay making parties, fundraisers, and team-building events!
custom-painted family platter
handmade stamped flower bowl
tile-decorated frames made by children

Parties

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Party Menu

Kids' Clay Parties

  • $20 per child + $25 party fee
  • Suggested age: 6 years and up
  • min. 5/ max. 10 children
  • 5-7 years: 1.5 hours
  • 7 years and up: 2 hours

Your time in the studio includes step by step instructions on creating your own clay masterpiece. You’ll choose from a variety of projects including pinch pot, mask, garden turtle, texture bowl, owl plaque and more. After glazing the creations we’ll get our space cleaned up and have time for cake and presents. The pottery will be left at the studio for drying and firing then bagged up and ready for pick up in two weeks.

Kids' Paint Your Own Pottery

  • $18 per child + $25 party fee
  • Suggested age: 4 years and up
  • min. 6/ max. 14 children
  • 5-7 years: 1.5 hours
  • 7 years and up: 2 hours

Your time in the studio includes a choice of fun party pottery figurines or mug. The painters will select their colors and paint their selected pottery. After clean up, there will be plenty of time for cake and presents. Your pottery will be left at the studio and ready for pick up in a week.

Book your party now!

Children painting bisque pottery with an adult looking on
a child painting bisque pottery
Children's clay pinch pots with colorful glaze

Adult Groups

Priced according to the project selected. Please call, text, or email me to discuss project ideas. The possibilities are endless!!!

Offsite Parties, Fundraisers, Events, and More!

I love bringing clay or already-fired bisque to your location. We can tailor a project to fit your budget and event. Senior groups, school fundraisers, company team building, scout troops, church camps, day camps, to name just a few! Contact me... I’d love to brainstorm with you!

Book your party now!

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A group of friends making cheeseboards out of clay during a workshop at Whim.
Cheeseboards made of clay from an adult party
Clay cheeseboards finished and glazed, displayed with an assortment of cheeses, crackers, and wine.

Workshops

Sign-up for a workshop!

Wine@WHIM: Cheese Boards

  • Thursday, March 5th: 7-9 pm
  • $35 per person, adults only, BYO Wine

Design and make your own cheese board from clay. You'll have the option to paint it the same evening. Endless options for patterns and designs!


Please Register in Advance

Cheese board made of clay

Wine @ Whim: Succulent Planters

  • Thursday, March 26th: 7-9 pm
  • $32 per person, adults only, BYO Wine

These little planters can be used for your favorite baby succulents OR... used to serve dips, nuts & snacks! An easy project for all abilities.

Please register in advance

A succulent planter made of clay

Kids with Clay

  • Tuesday, March 10th: 4-5:15pm - Big Mouth Fish
  • Tuesday, March 17th: 4-5:15pm - Initial Plaque
  • $22 per student per class

Hey Kids... Bring your snacks and join me for some after- school clay creating!!! You'll learn a basic technique then apply it while making our project for the day. You'll paint your project and leave it at the studio to fire. It will be ready for pick up in a week.


Please register in advance for these classes

Big mouth fish made of clay
Initial plaque made of clay

All Ages Clay Workshops

  • Sunday, March 8th: 3-5pm - Coil Bowls
  • Sunday, March 22nd: 3-5pm - Super Easy Mugs
  • $24 per person per class

March 8th: If you can roll out a coil... you can make this fun bowl! You'll learn two methods then pick the best fit for you.

March 22nd: Learn how you can make a mug a SUPER EASY way! Add texture and designs, a handle and you're ready for your morning coffee or after school cocoa.

Please Sign up in Advance for this Class

Clay bowl made with coils over a form
Clay bowl made with coils over a form
Clay pinch pot with details to make it look like an animal

Make and Take Collage Frames

  • Wednesday, March 25th: 4-5:15pm
  • $20

We'll take a wood frame and turn it into something special! Adding pictures and doo-dads, you'll go home with a frame to put your favorite photo in.


Please Sign Up in Advance for this Class

wooden frames with collage

Shop

Watch for our Pop-Ups!

WHIM hosts SEASONAL POP UP SALES at the studio featuring handmade ceramics, textiles, and paper goods by some of my favorite artists. Watch for our "Spring is in the air" pop-up coming in March 2020!!!

Handmade clay bowls, spoons, and sand brushes for sale at the 2019 Summer Pop-Up Shop

Contact

We'd love to hear from you!

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