Family Clay Hour

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Event Category

Arts & DIY

Event Overview

Get out of the house and do something creative together!
Pinch, coil, and press the clay using hand-building techniques and press-molds.  Try the potter's wheel if you're ready to make a mess! 

You will have exclusive use of the studio and all of its magic, with instruction and support as needed.  This experience is designed for a single-household family (3-4 people), ages 7 and up.  This experience would be ok for non-related roommates, too!  
For mixed-household groups, see my other Dabble events or contact me for options.

*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 - 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
  • Get out of the house!
  • Be safe, have fun
  • Try a new idea
  • Unplug and relax
  • Get your hands dirty
  • Work with clay
Cancellation Policy

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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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