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!!

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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!

Turkey Handprint Plates

  • Sunday, November 3: drop in between 1- 4pm
  • Saturday, November 23: drop in between 3- 5:30pm
  • $24 - dinner plate; $20 - salad plate; $16 - tile plaque or trivet

Stop in the studio with your kids to leave their painted prints on either a dinner ($24) or salad size ($20) plate. We'll have 6"x6" tiles for wall plaque or trivet turkeys too ($16). Includes all materials, finishing art work done for you if you choose and firing. Your little turkeys will be ready for pick up in plenty of time for Thanksgiving!


This project is 'while supplies last'-- drop-ins are welcome, but you can also email to save a spot!

Turkey Handprint Plates

Turkey Bowl

  • Thursday, November 7th, 4-5:30pm
  • Ages 6 and up
  • $20

We're making pinch pot turkey bowls! Both functional and fun... You'll learn how to make a pinch pot out of wet clay then add the feathers made from your handprint! We'll paint our bowls and leave them to dry before firing. They'll be ready for pick up in about 10 days.

Space is limited, sign up soon!

Handmade clay bowl shaped like a turkey

Veterans Day Clay Class

  • Monday, November 11: 10-11:30
  • Ages 6 and up
  • $20

School's out, so come make a frosty luminary from clay! You'll be able to paint your snowman then leave him to dry and be fired at the studio. He'll be ready for pick up in about 10 days.

clay luminary shaped like a snowman

Tea Towels and Painted Spoons

  • Sunday, November 24: 4- 5:30pm
  • Ages 6+
  • $32 (make and take project)

Get a jump start on the holiday gift giving and sign your kids up for these fun and creative gift making sessions. In this class we'll be stamping and decorating flour sack towels that are sure to be your very favorite in your kitchen. The pair of towels will be adorable given as gift bundled with hand painted wooden spoons.

Space is limited, so sign up soon!

Flour sack tea towels stamped with paint and wooden spoons painted and etched

Clay Coasters

  • Monday, November 25: 4- 5:15pm
  • Ages 6+
  • $30 (project to be picked up later)

Get a jump start on the holiday gift giving and sign your kids up for these fun and creative gift making sessions. In this class we'll be making from clay, decorating and painting a set of 4 clay coasters. The set will be left at the studio to fire and ready for pick up (felt will be added to the bottoms for you)

coasters made out of clay

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!

Clay holiday ornaments

WINE TIME @ WHIM

Gather your friends and let's book your appointment to come in for Wine Time @ Whim! Request a project of your own or choose one from our seasonal collection. (please contact me for list of classes and prices). Wine is 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

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