Clay Friends

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Event Category

Arts & DIY

Event Overview

Are you looking for something to do with a small group of friends?  This is the perfect session for you!  Get creative, socialize, and make something cool. 
You +3 of your friends will have the studio to yourselves, to pinch, coil, and press the clay to your heart's delights. Use hand-building techniques and press-molds, or try the potter's wheel if you're ready to make a real mess! 

Freeform workshop. Whether you decide to work together on a collective masterpiece, or follow your own paths, you'll have all the fun of trying out your ideas in the clay, and creating memories for a lifetime. 

Materials, basic instruction, & tools provided. Includes finishing service: smoothing, glazing & firing, to make sure your work looks really awesome! 
Projects will be ready for pick-up approximately 2 weeks after class. 

This single ticket includes admission for up to 4 guests.  Each person has a separate work station.  Appropriate for ages 7+ up.  


Nov. 13, 2020: Registrations for in-person classes are paused temporarily, thanks for your patience! This is due to increased health alerts and recommended restrictions for city and county; very sorry! 
The calendar is bookable after December 14th, subject to change as more information indicates it is reasonable to do so. Please feel free to contact me, if you'd like to be notified of the studio re-start date. 

Oct. 27, 2020: Effective this week, Chicago is under more strict Corona guidelines. Studio sessions will be capped at 2 people, and running with reduced schedule.  (things go faster with smaller groups anyway, it's ok!) Clay Play during the week will run approx. 1hr, and Friday's extended session will run at 90minutes.  Thanks for your understanding. As soon as the restrictions are lifted, we will return to the regular schedule.

What to Bring

Studio clothing (some materials stain), clayworking tools if you've got 'em.
Fall 2020 - Bring a small hand towel, and remember to wear your mask!

Minimum age

7 years or older

What's Provided

Basic tools, clay and glazes are yours to use.

What You Can Expect From This Experience
  • Time with friends, finally!
  • Work with clay
  • Creative expression
  • Privacy!
  • Try something new
  • Make cool things
Please Note

This experience has a minimum of 1 students required to go forward. You'll be notified if it is below minimum 7 days in advance. If the minimum is not met 24 hours before the event, you’ll have the option to pay the difference for a private event amount, transfer to another date or Dabble experience, or receive a refund.

Cancellation Policy
Heather McQueen Studio
831 W. Wolfram, Workspace (lower level)
Chicago , IL , 60657


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$75 per Ticket


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Heather McQueen

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An artist by trade, Heather also enjoys being a musician and a cave explorer. She is known to be an excellent teacher and facilitator, and enjoys inspiring people to follow their dreams. A graduate of SAIC, Heather’s claywork has been published (“From Mud to Music”, “500 Raku”) and featured in a nationally televised promo (US Cellular).
Outside of the studio, Heather appears frequently as a visiting artist at schools, museums and other venues, mostly in the Chicago area. She has enjoyed working and traveling on 4 continents and considers wandering and sketching to be essential ingredients in her process. Heather maintains an independent ceramics workshop in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood.

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