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

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: Story Mugs

  • Thurs. January 30:
  • $35 per person, adults only, BYO Wine

Join me to learn how to make your own mug from clay. Explore how to use clay embellishments to tell a unique story of your choosing!


Email to register!

Hand built clay mugs with embellishments

Kids With Clay Weekend

  • Saturday, February 1st: 10-11:30am and/or
  • Saturday, February 22nd: 10- 11:30am
  • $22/ class or $40/ both

This is a great way to start the weekend! Join us for a fun time creating with clay!!! You'll learn the many fun things that can be created with clay. Simple instructions to start each class, ideas shared and then let teh fun begin! Each class will have a specific technique and project to follow. This is a great intro to working with clay, or use the skills you already have and FLY!

Email to register!

clay plaque with heart

Kids with Clay After School

  • Tuesday, February 4: 4- 5:15pm and/ or
  • Tuesday, February 11: 4- 5:15pm and/ or
  • Tuesday, February 25: 4- 15:15pm
  • $22 ($60 for three classes)

Hey kids! Bring your snacks and join me for some clay creating after school!!! You'll learn to make lots of fun things with clay. Simple instructions to start each class, ideas shared, and then let the fun begin! Each class will focus on a specific clay technique with a project to follow. This is a great intro to working with clay, or use the skills you have and FLY!


Email to register!

Clay pinch pots decorated to look like animals

All Ages Clay Workshops

  • Sunday February 2: 3- 4:30 and/or
  • Sunday February 16: 4- 5:15
  • $26 per person per class, or $50 per person for both classes

February 2: Valentine's Bowls! This Fun class class is open to all ages (adult supervision suggested for under 6yr). We're making a super cute heart bowl with a word or short saying in the middle, AND, a really fun way to put that saying in the clay! Wait until you see this!

Feburary 16: Pinch Pot Palooza! We'll take the simple technique of making a pinch pot, add cool textures and fun embellishments and let your imagination run wild. Plenty of inspiration to guide you to your final masterpiece.


Email to register!

Clay heart bowl with a word printed in the middle
Clay pinch pot with details to make it look like an animal

Make and Take Valentine's Class

  • Thursday, February 13
  • 4- 5:15pm
  • $20

Make a cute heart plaque to take home today! Don't miss this fun after-school project, just in time for Valentine's Day!


Email to register!

Clay plaque with heart

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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