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!

Fall/ Halloween Luminary

  • Sunday, October 6th, 3pm
  • $35 (extra luminary is $25)

FAMILY TIME! - Sign up for this fun and Fall-festive Hand-building Clay luminary workshop with your son, daughter, grand daughter/son or super great neighbor kid ! You'll learn step by step how to create this Fall-themed luminary. Paint it and leave it at the studio to be fired. It will be ready for pick up in about 10 days. Price includes 2 spaces and one luminary.

Spaces are limited, so sign up soon!

Cylindrical jack-o-lantern luminaries made of clay
Finished jack-o-lantern luminary with orange glaze

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 -- No School Clay Class!!!

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

We're making 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.

Pumpkin Cuties

  • Thursday, October 10
  • After School: 4- 5pm (kids class)
  • Evening: 7- 9 pm (adult class-- byob!)
  • $20 for either

We're making this ADORABLE pumpkin from clay, adding some do-dads and painting it all in one sitting. It will be left at the studio to dry, fire and be ready in about 10 days for pick up.

Cute stamped pumpkin figure made of clay

EEEeeekkkk.... SPIDERS!!!!!!

  • Monday, Oct 14 (no school)
  • Open-house style: 10- 4pm (plan on 45 min for this project)
  • $12 includes all materials, paint, and firing

This fun drop-in workshop will have you crazy about spiders! Make a long leggedie spidie OR... paint one that is already made and ready to be decorated.
Leave them at the studio and they'll be fired and ready for pick up in 10 days... just in time for Halloween! Space is limited - feel free to secure your time and number of seats in advance.

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

We'd love to hear from you!

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