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

Or... Stop by the studio to see what I'm working on and browse the shop!

I'll be working in my studio most weekdays and would love to have you stop in to see what I'm working on, or browse our shop. Look for my open sign, or call, text, or email for an appointment!!

Watch for our seasonal POP UP STUDIO SALES! Sign up for our newsletter to receive an early bird invite to our pre-sale evening events and other special offers!

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!

Clay Ornaments

  • Sunday, December 8: 12-1pm; 1-2pm; 3-4pm
  • Sunday, December 15: 12-1pm; 1-2 pm; 3-4pm
  • $15 for 3 ornaments (extras $5 each)

We'll be making ornaments from clay and then painting them in bright colors. Leave them at the studio to dry and be fired and they'll be ready for pick up in plenty of time for Christmas!

Sign up soon for your hour time slot...this workshop will fill up fast!

Textured clay Christmas tree ornaments

Ornament Blitz

  • Thurs. Dec 19, Parents + Little Ones Drop-in 10am- 12pm
  • Fri. Dec 20, All ages Drop-in from 2- 8pm

Enjoy $2 off all ornaments, or pick a piece of pottery to paint!


Drop-ins are welcome, but you can also email to save a spot!

Clay holiday ornaments

Holiday Clay Camp: Pinch Pot Pets

  • Thurs. Dec 26th
  • 4- 5:15pm
  • $25 ($60 for three classes)

These fun classes include all supplies and materials. Your clay creations will be ready for pick up in a week. You can sign up for all three classes for $60. Deadline for sign up is Dec. 24th - suggested for ages 6 and up


Email to register!

Clay pinch pots decorated to look like animals

Holiday Clay Camp: Name/ Initial Plaque

  • Fri. Dec 27th
  • 4- 5:15pm
  • $20 ($60 for three classes)

These fun classes include all supplies and materials. Your clay creations will be ready for pick up in a week. You can sign up for all three classes for $60. Deadline for sign up is Dec. 24th - suggested for ages 6 and up


Email to register!

Clay plaque with the initial H

Holiday Clay Camp: Coil Bowls

  • Sat. Dec 28th
  • 4- 5:15pm
  • $22 ($60 for three classes)

These fun classes include all supplies and materials. Your clay creations will be ready for pick up in a week. You can sign up for all three classes for $60. Deadline for sign up is Dec. 24th - suggested for ages 6 and up


Email to register!

Coil bowls made of clay

Wine @ WHIM + Private Painting

Gather a group of 4 or more people and book your appointment to come in to paint! Request a project of your own or choose one from our seasonal collection. (please contact me for list of options). Wine and treats are BYO ;)

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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