Family Clay Hour
Arts & DIY
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!
Studio clothing (some materials stain), clayworking tools if you've got 'em.Fall 2020 - Remember to wear your mask!
7 years or older
Basic tools, clay and glazes are yours to use.
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.