Claymaking 4-Week Series

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Arts & DIY

Note: This is a multi-session event series. By purchasing the event package, you acknowledge that you can attend all event dates included below.
Event Overview

Time for some 'hand therapy'! Oh and meanwhile, make something cool.  If you're wanting more than a single session of Clay Play, this 4-week series will give you room to stretch out, mess up, and do it all over again.  Create a more complex project.  Get really detailed and enjoy the glazing process.  Amaze your friends and family by making personalized gifts.

Freeform workshop; BYOB & snack friendly. Maximum 4 people per session, at safely distanced work tables.  Multi-week passes are available for private lessons as well; please contact me with questions and requests!

Repeats weekly (Mondays 6-7:30pm).  Sessions 1 & 2 will be focused on construction, while 3 & 4 will provide options for glazing and finalizing projects. 
Materials & tools provided. Includes finishing assistance, as needed: smoothing, glazing & firing, to make sure your work looks really awesome! 
Projects will be ready for pick-up approximately 2 weeks after last class, if not sooner. 

December Mondays: 7, 14, 21, 28


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 your mask!

Minimum age

10 years or older

What's Provided

Basic tools, clay and glazes are yours to use.

What You Can Expect From This Experience
  • Advance your skills
  • Be ambitious
  • Unplug and relax
  • Get your hands dirty
  • Work with clay
  • Be safe, have fun
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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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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