Paint Your Own Pottery
Choose from over 100 different bisque items, from functional kitchenware like mugs, bowls and plates, to decorative items like garden gnomes and dinosaurs.
The process is easy:choose your piece, paint it, and then we will fire it within a week for you to come pick up.
Studio fee is $4 for ISU and $5 for public plus the cost of the bisque you select. PYOP is open to all ages as long as those 15 and under are accompanied by an adult.
Walk-in anytime during open hours for Paint Your Own Pottery. Or, join us on Friday evenings between 4 & 8pm for theme nights. Pre-registration is not required for Friday theme nights.
Need an activity for your student organization, office staff or a girls' night out? Contact Letitia Kenemer for group reservations.
Winter/Spring 2020 Theme Nights
January 17 Mug Night We like big cups and we cannot lie. From traditional coffee mugs to ones shaped like owls and llamas, we have mugs of all sizes and styles.
January 24 Petting Zoo For those that love moos, neighs, baas, maas, hums, and squawks.
January 31 Give Back Night Bring in a non-perishable food in exchange for a free studio fee (bisque fees still apply). Donations will be delivered to The SHOP, a student-run, on-campus food pantry whose mission is to engage with anti-hunger advocated and serve the student population by increasing hunger awareness and food security. Information about The SHOP and how to get involved will be available.
February 7 Valentine’s Day Gifts Show your bestie or your bae all the loves this year.
February 14 Two-for-One Studio Fees Come with a friend and get a deal on studio fees. (Bisque fees still apply).
February 21 Potty Mouth Pottery Have the vocabulary of a well-educated sailor? Is the swear jar full at your house? We won’t cry foul when you paint whatever $#*! words you want on a bowl, mug or plate at this event.
February 28 Raining Cats and Dogs Pet lovers, this night is for you! Find mugs, plates, bowls, treat jars, water dishes, figurines and more!
March 6 Luck o’ the Irish It’s all green, gold and rainbows tonight!
March 27 Trinkets and Treasures Create a place for your favorite little things – a tray for your keys, a ring holder, a bank for your change, or choose from boxes of all shapes and sizes.
April 3 Unicorns vs. Dinosaurs Paint unicorn and dinosaur mugs, banks, plates or figurines, or draw a terrestrial vertebrate or mythical creature on any bisque you choose.
April 10 Gnome Gnight Choose from our charming cast of characters including Norm, Norma, Nate, Nora, Elwood, Jake or the ever-popular foot-tall “Ginormagnome”! We have a couple new gnome figurines as well as mugs and jars.
April 17 Signs of Spring Celebrate spring with adorable bunnies, chicks and birds to bloom bowls and fun planters.