Clay Friends

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ABOUT THIS EVENT
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.  


*SPECIAL NOTICE
*Dec. 9, 2020: *Single-household registrations, maximum 2 people only at this time; apologies and thank you for understanding! In-person sessions will remain restricted until further notice; please contact me to be included on the notification list. 
Virtual handbuilding workshops using natural earthenware clay are in development; stay tuned or contact me for further info, thank you. 
Live video workshops using air-dry clay are available for the holidays; registrations for these close 15 days prior to the event, to allow for kits to be assembled and shipped. If you'd like to schedule a date with less advance notice and can pick up kits at my studio in Lakeview, pleae contact me!

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
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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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