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.

Summer 2019 Theme Nights

August 30 Mug Night We like big cups and we cannot lie. From traditional coffee mugs to ones shaped like owls and elephants, we have mugs of all sizes and styles.

September 6 Tacos, Waffles & Ramen The three major food groups for college students should have a special bowl, plate or mug for consumption!

September 13 Stranger Things Paint a mouthbreather mug, write in alphabet lights, draw a demogorgan, incorporate a bitchin’ quote.  We will play the soundtracks that will bring you right back to Hawkins and your favorite 80’s crew.

September 20 Ice Cream Social Eating straight out of the carton? Let’s decorate a bowl that holds your late-night treat. Free ice cream while it lasts!

September 27 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 space.

October 4 Old McDonald's Farm For those that love moos, clucks, oinks, neighs, meows, barks, and squawks.*Closing at 8pm tonight!*

October 11 Color Me In Just like a coloring book, these pieces have line drawings ready for filling in and they are super-cute! Llamas, sloths, unicorns and more on mugs and plates.

October 18 Galaxy Night Start with a coat of black glaze and see how to add vibrant swirls and bursts of light, replicating a galaxy far, far away.

October 25 Dia de los Muertos Sugar Skulls Day of the Dead is a Mexican holiday for celebrating those who have passed. Drawings of Sugar Skulls often include flowers, dots, linear patterns, and other fun elements that can transfer beautifully onto pottery. We will have pattern ideas as well as bisque with pre-printed designs for coloring in. Pick yours up in time for Dia de los Muertos October 31-November 2.

November 1 Two for One Studio Fees Grab a friend!

November 8Sweater Weather Autumn leaves abound in our fall bisque! *Closing at 8pm tonight!*

November 15 Let it Snow! Baby, it’s cold outside! Warm up with a snowman mug, adorn with ornaments and embrace the season with reindeer and other woodland friends. 

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