WilloRain Studio

The Potter

No longer located in Elk River, Minnesota... the potter has gone MOBILE and her current studio is the toyhauler garage of an RV traveling around and seeing things.  Search YouTube and Instagram for RoadKiln Pottery.


WilloRain Studio is a small, learning-oriented pottery studio featuring handcrafted pottery (both wheel-thrown and hand built) as well as classes for children and adults.

My class sizes are small and the emphasis is on your experience:

  •  Create-a-Project pottery experiences for 1 to 4 school age children (H) 
    WilloRain Studio offers many different projects that are excellent for home-schooling, after-school enrichment or just general fun!  Most of these projects involve hand-building with clay and are usually completed in two to three sessions.  Get your child involved in art and wake up their imagination!
  •  Introduction to Pottery experiences for older youth and adults (W or H)

                    (H = Hand build      W=Wheel)

The resident potter is Beth Willoughby.  Having 'retired' from teaching elementary music, Beth took a pottery class to see what it was like -- and she loved it!  So, after many years of driving to classes, she now has her own studio for pursuing her personal potting pleasure and to share with others her enjoyment of getting her hands dirty in the clay.

The product line changes with the mood of the potter.  Classes offered change with the needs of my clients!  The pottery you see on this web site may or may not still be available.  The pictures should be your guide to what I like to do.  If you would like to purchase pottery from me, check to be sure that the piece is still available, or order something like it to be made especially for you!  I accept PayPal, or if paying in person: check or cash.

An example of custom requests: 

A custom designed 45th Anniversary present for customers in Anoka, MN
Custom designed pottery makes excellent gifts: 
Consider custom pottery for special occasions such as anniversaries, weddings, silent auctions, or house warmings. The key to special request items is to plan ahead!

One of the most popular clay arts class offerings is the "One Pot Experience".  This one-on-one class gives you an idea of what making pottery is all about.  You will throw, trim, glaze and take home your own creation!

Come get your hands dirty and have fun!


 Contact Information

I look forward to hearing from you!

Postal address
310 4th Ave S Ste 5010 #97318, Minneapolis, MN 55415
Electronic mail
General Information: potter@willorain.com
Webmaster: webmaster@willorain.com 


Send mail to webmaster@willorain.com with questions or comments about this web site.

All images and content are Copyright © 2000 - 2021 WilloRain Studio (http://www.willorain.com)
The background image is from a watercolor entitled "Willow Rain" by Beth Willoughby and is used with permission.  ;)
WilloRain Studio is has moved to a mobile location. 
Last modified: 10/02/2021