Student Engagement

Paint Your Own Pottery

Paint Your Own Pottery at The Workspace

Choose from over 100 different bisque from functional kitchenware to decorative items. Check out our weekly themes for inspiration but choose whatever floats your boat! Drop in and paint with us or take your kit to go. We will show you the basics of painting and it will be ready for pick up in about a week. Open to all ages if accompanied by an adult. Hours are Monday - Friday from 2-9pm and Saturday from 10am-4pm.

Need an activity for your student organization, office staff or a girls' night out?  Contact Letitia Kenemer for group reservations.


January 18-22 Zodiac Week Personalize a piece with your astrological sign or symbol, or choose the bisque animal of your birth year from the Chinese zodiac. Find out more about the bronze zodiac in the floor of the Memorial Union’s north entrance into Gold Star Hall – it’s origin, traditions, and superstitions. 

January 24-29 Mug Week Paint your new favorite cup for your daily does of caffeine. Get something traditional or change it up with one shaped like a camper, a hedgehog, or our bearded mug. Over 35 designs to choose from!

January 31-February 5 Dinosaur Week RAWR Incorporate a terrestrial vertebrate into your design or paint a dinosaur figurine, bank, mug, or plate. 

February 7-12 Sweet Treats Week Paint a special container for all those sweet treats – a candy dish, mug for hot chocolate, cookie tray, or a cupcake dish. Pieces will be fired in time for those candy sales after Valentine’s Day.

February 14-19 BLM Week 20% of this week’s pottery painting will be donated to the Black Student Alliance
The beauty of anti-racism is that you don’t have to pretend to be free of racism to be an anti-racist. Anti-racism is the commitment to fight racism wherever you find it, including in yourself. And it’s the only way forward.”
– Ijeoma Oluo

February 21-26 Dungeons and Dragons Week Make your weekly game night a critical hit with a personalized pub mug, dice box, or bank for your loot. Find creatures, monsters, characters, and dragons that will impress the most ruthless DM. Welcome RPG’ers, and to thine own elf be true.

February 28-March 5 Cereal Bowl Week Paint a bowl for your morning staple or late-night snack. When you pick up your bowl after firing, we will throw in a single serve cereal box to to get you started.

March 7-10 or 11 It’s Raining Cats and Dogs Week

March 21-26 Superhero Week 

March 28-April 2 $10 Mug Week Whatta deal! 10 bucks gets you any mug you choose.

April 4-9 Gnome Week An enchanting cast of characters awaits you! Meet Norm, Norma, Nate, Nora, Elwood, Jake, and the ever-popular foot-tall Ginormagnome. Start (or keep building) your gnome village with cute little mushrooms, a small planter, or a fairy house.

April 11-16 Spring Planters Week Our pots are both charming and functional vessels for your indoor plants. From little pots for baby succulents to larger ones for more established plants, find a fun way to show off your greens.

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