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Native Bird Clay Workshop with John Behnke
Native Bird Clay Workshop with John Behnke

Sat, Aug 10


Project Onward

Native Bird Clay Workshop with John Behnke

Let your imagination take flight!

Time & Location

Aug 10, 2024, 12:00 PM – Aug 17, 2024, 2:00 PM

Project Onward, 1200 W 35th St 5th floor, Chicago, IL 60609, USA


About the event

Our two-part Native Birds Clay Workshop, led by the whimsical and multi-talented artist John Behnke, is the perfect opportunity to let your creativity soar!

In the first session on August 10th, you’ll hand-build two Illinois icons— a Woodpecker and a Robin. But don't feel limited; you can bring your ideas for other native birds! After the first workshop, your creations will be bisque-fired and ready for the magic of glazing in the second session on August 17.

In the second part of the workshop, you'll dive into the fundamentals of glazing. John will guide you through combining underglaze and glaze to create fascinating effects and share tips on using color theory to make your pieces truly pop.

No experience? No problem! This workshop is open to all skill levels, whether you’re a pro potter or a complete newbie.


  • Dates: August 10 and August 17 (must attend both sessions)
  • Time: 12 - 2 pm
  • Location: Project Onward Ceramics Studio
  • Cost (non-refundable): $120 non-members//$108 members
  • Ages: 16+
  • What to bring: Clothes you don’t mind getting dirty!
  • Pick-up: Finished pieces can be picked up a week after the second workshop, or shipped for a $20 fee.

Spaces are limited, so don't miss this chance to make feathery friends and learn new skills in a fun, supportive environment. Learn how you can get a 10% discount and other membership perks here! Further inquiries can be directed to our Ceramics Studio Manager, Liel (!

Membership Offer
Buy a membership and get up to 10% off this event at checkout


  • General Entry

    Sale ends: Aug 10, 2:00 PM



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