Student Activities Center

Paint Your Own Pottery

Paint Your Own Pottery at The Workspace

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.

Spring 2019 Theme Nights

January 18 Mug Night We like big cups and we cannot lie! From traditional coffee cups and steins to ones sporting elephants and dragons, we have mugs of all sizes and styles.  
January 25 Galaxy Night Start with a coat of black glaze and learn how to add vibrant swirls and bursts of light.
February 1 Color in the Lines…or Don’t! Stumped on what to paint? Tonight we will have patterned bisque that feels more like a coloring book, and takes the stress out of designing. Just pick your color palette, or we can make one up for you. Easy peasy.  
February 8 Valentine’s Day Gifts Show your bestie or your bae all the loves this year.
February 15 Two for One Studio Fees Grab a friend!
February 22 Under the Sea Forget this cold winter! Let’s dream of the beach and our ocean friends. Find manatees, seahorses, coral, starfish and those elusive mermaids in the cozy and warm Workspace. There are more than just fish in our sea!
March 1 Superhero Night Turn a figurine into a new guardian or nemesis, or paint your favorite hero, villain, or speech bubble – Ka-Pow! Wear a cape and get half price studio fees, and enter our drawing for two tickets to Captain Marvel, releasing March 8. 
March 8 Potty Mouth Pottery Choose a bowl, plate, or mug and add your own #!*$ words.
March 29 The Elephant in the Room A symbol of strength, wisdom and luck, elephants are the top of many favorite animal lists. Paint figurines, banks, ring holders and mugs, or draw your own beautiful beast on any bisque you choose.
April 5 Unicorns vs Dinosaurs Incorporate a terrestrial vertebrate or mythical creature into your design, or paint one of our figurines. 
April 12 Gnome Gnight From three-inch inch minis to a foot-tall “Ginormagnome,” we’ve got a cast of characters that are fun to decorate and add to your indoor or outdoor space.
April 19 Snack Bowls Eat, sleep, snack, repeat! We have bowls for every snack size, from small dishes to extra-large bowls.

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