The Pigeon & The Hen Pottery

217 S Michigan St, South Bend IN 46601
$$ No Food

A Paint Your Own Pottery and Wheel Throwing Studio! Paint and design pre-made forms with glaze or acrylic. We can teach you how to make something on the pottery wheel too! Sign up for classes and events under the class calendar.v
Kiln firing for liquid and food safety (we do not fire outside works). Acrylic paint for fun and decoration. Canvas classes, kids classes, adult classes and events.

Reservations

Booking Notes:

NOT for booking Pottery Wheel, Special Classes/Events.
See CLASS CALENDAR on www.pigeonhenpottery.com-- advance purchase only. All reservations are for Paint Your Own Pottery table seating. Select from of over 500 projects. Choose Glaze or Acrylic paint. Potteristas explain techniques, ideas, and specialty materials. Average paint time is 1.5 to 2 hours. Closing time is strict at 7pm Wed-Sat or 4pm on Sunday. Projects not finished by close are paid for and sent home as Work in Progress.

Business Info

  • Address: 217 S Michigan St, South Bend IN 46601
  • Cross Street: Wayne St or Jefferson
  • Cuisine: No Food |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Event Venue
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Other |
  • Parking: Street | Public Lot | Parking Garage |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 734-218-3346 or 574-360-3868
  • Features: Wheelchair Access,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Trendy / Hip, Date Night,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed - Restaurant
Tuesday
Closed - Restaurant
Wednesday
Pottery Hours noon - 7 p.m.
Thursday
Pottery Hours noon - 7 p.m.
Friday
Pottery Hours noon - 7 p.m.
Saturday
Pottery Hours noon - 7 p.m.
Sunday
Pottery Hours noon - 4 p.m.

F.A.Q.s

Frequently Asked Questions
Often asked! No we are not a restaurant. While we do use table agent for our booking system and that is a service mainly used by restaurants. This booking system will morph to encompass and clarify it's wide scope of business not in the food industry. Outside of pandemic we will one day again offer snacks and treats for hungry painters.
While we try to cater to walk-ins, during this time of social distancing and with high traffic days throughout the year we have chosen to REQUIRE RESERVATIONS especially on weekends and holiday seasons.
Depends on the person and the project. Detailed and larger projects may need more time. Kids ages 3-12 up to 1 hour. Adults who are more crafty may need 1.5 hours or even several trips in.
Up to 2 weeks. Especially during holiday seasons of Easter, Halloween, Christmas etc. We will notify you according to the information you leave on your registration form. Xmas Trees and classes can take 3 weeks. We know you don't really want to see Halloween pottery at the end of summer, but it is necessary to begin any holiday painting to adjust for kiln firing and turn around time needed. :)
Over the past 7 years we have tried to solve this mystery. It baffles us too. A couple of causes-- A. Your cellphone was in a place with no service at the time we sent a text message. B. We use Apple products and messaging systems may not be compatible with other cellphone brands. We really want you to have your pottery though so please feel free to reach out! Also, there is no shame in picking up an item from extended stay. However we do donate items after sending multiple messages.
Yes! The owners are very skilled at making and teaching pottery wheel. You may hear this refferred to as "Throwing" or "Wheel Throwing" Please sign up online with pre-payment from our website at www.pigeonhenpottery.com. Pottery wheel is available mid January through end of October.
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.9 out of 5 stars based on 768 votes

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Aug 08, 2022
Gabrielle S.
Everyone is so sweet and personable, it was a joy to make pottery and paint!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 04, 2022
Courtney S.
We loved Megan and Angela! They were so fun and great teachers, as it was our first time going! We will definitely be coming back!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 03, 2022
Cathi K.
Pigeon & Hen is always a wonderful experience! The staff are super helpful and the atmosphere is inspiring!

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 8/10
Jul 26, 2022
Juli D.
My 4 yr old and 6 yr old granddaughters loved it! We made a wonderful memory For them I hope.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 24, 2022
Kennedy S.
I’ve loved painting the pottery with my sister and the workers were friendly. I wish there was a higher stock of inventory so we could have more choices. Overall, great experience!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 17, 2022
Jessica W.
The girls had so much fun. The employees were very helpful. They made the experience one to remember. We will be back soon. Don’t forget to tip the employees for their hard work, they definitely earn it!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 17, 2022
Shawn P.
Awesome, staff was amazing

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 16, 2022
Bobbi M.
I enjoy bringing my grandchildren down for a pottery experience. Most of them enjoy painting their pieces, but a couple struggle with paint brushes, etc. I would like to see a little more attention from the staff in helping them with suggestions.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 11, 2022
Morgan S.
Staff there were very helpful- they explained all of our different options for painting. They have several cool paints and painting techniques to choose from!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 09, 2022
Becky Y.
An amazing experience. It was our first visit and will certainly not be our last! Thank you for everything!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 02, 2022
Danielle M.
Kiley was AMAZING! We laughed and had such a great time. She’s very passionate and knowledgeable. My group of 4 had a blast!

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 28, 2022
Dawn B.
This is the fourth year we’ve brought our granddaughter there and we’re still enjoying it. Thank you.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 26, 2022
Emily H.
They were great! We took our son for his birthday and when some kids finished early they had other things to keep them busy while the others still worked.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 23, 2022
Dee T.
Did not have any food or service. We had a lot of fun.

Overall: 10/10
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May 30, 2022
Julia H.
Did not have food so gave it a 0, was not aware they had food?

Overall: 10/10
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May 28, 2022
Kelsey C.
We had a great time and Megan was so kind and helpful.

Overall: 10/10
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May 25, 2022
Cara C.
Food was not applicable for this so that’s what I gave it a zero. But everything was great and enjoyed my time with my family for my 21st birthday!

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 26, 2022
Shawn J.
The staff was wonderful and my granddaughter and I had a great time! Thank you!

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 21, 2022
Matches F.
This was our first time at Pigeon & Hen Pottery. We really enjoyed the experience. The young lady that helped us was very pleasant. Just wished there had been a larger variety of items to choose from or maybe pictures or example on how to complete a given item. Look forward to coming back for more fun. (we only did pottery - no food - so no rating)

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 15, 2022
Tricia D.
Such a great time! Thanks for all the help.

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 09, 2022
Kristy M.
My children and I had a wonderful time during our first painting pottery experience. The staff was extremely helpful and patient. We will definitely be returning!

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 09, 2022
Tina M.
we didn't have food

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 08, 2022
Courtney K.
We had a really great time together. We wished there were more smaller pieces for younger kids to paint as the bigger pieces were quite pricey.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 11, 2022
Patricia F.
The clay pieces are a bit expensive or maybe they need more inexpensive pieces to paint. But it was fun and easy.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 8/10
Feb 27, 2022
Rachel P.
I was there on my birthday with my daughter and husband we had the best time. The employees were very knowledgeable, attentive, helpful, and friendly. We hadn’t been in 5 years and forgot how much fun it was, we will be back soon.

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 27, 2022
Rebecca C.
Great experience from start to finish. We had so much fun throwing the pottery and then painting ours and new pieces. Also Becca was great to work with!

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 22, 2022
Natalie C.
We had an excellent time and will be back

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 14, 2022
Cassie Y.
So helpful and kind. Always a great experience at pigeon and hen! Will be back

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 14, 2022
Anne L.
I absolutely love this place. I have been 3 times, and will continue to go back. There isn't a thing I don't like. It is so tranquil & peaceful! The staff is always AMAZING! It is rare these days to recieve service before you ask. This team continues to take care of every guest with a kind sincere demeanor. I am a very independent person, and the staff is good about understanding that and letting me do my "zen" thing. The choices of projects are always plentiful. The paint colors are plentiful as well as brushes and accent tools. Each time I leave, I can't wait to come back. I am SO GRATEFUL to this business!!!! BIG THANK YOU, to Pigeon & Hen Team!

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 10, 2022
Katie M.
Had a nice relaxing time painting pottery with my daughters. Staff was very helpful and knowledgeable. Great Value. Will be back.

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 28, 2022
Allison K.
so attentive & kind! super helpful & sweet! had such a fun time

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 18, 2022
Mullenix L.
As always our time at the pigeon in the hen was perfect

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Jan 16, 2022
Christine S.
Instructors were so helpful! All the girls came around to make sure we were all doing okay & helped my 7yr old fix one of her “mistakes”. Love this place!

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 26, 2021
Nicole M.
The service was excellent! They were so helpful, especially with my 4 year old. I would absolutely return and strongly recommend to everyone! Thank you for helping us create special memories with our daughter!

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Dec 17, 2021
Karen C.
Had a perfect experience. No food was involved, but it was not necessary. I will come back again.

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 15, 2021
peggy m.
Pigeon and Hen is the best. The owners and staff always help make my experience so much fun. They are so friendly and helpful.

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 13, 2021
Marilynn D.
We enjoy the Pigeon & Hen for the time spent in a great place with caring & helpful people. Their expertise & willingness to help & show new ideas is a ‘big asset’ each visit.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 04, 2021
Laura M.
I always enjoy my time at P&H. Yesterday I was their making Christmas gifts and Kaylee and the other associate there were both so helpful and helped me to put together exactly what I was wanting to do.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 29, 2021
Dione G.
This is not an eating establishment. We had a fantastic time painting. Megan was so very helpful!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 26, 2021
trista d.
We LOVED spending time there and will come back again and again!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 12, 2021
Andrew Y.
It is great!

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Oct 04, 2021
Steph H.
Love this place! Staff are friendly and knowledgeable.

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Sep 26, 2021
Atina S.
Always great customer service!

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 23, 2021
Madalyn H.
Our team bonding experience was awesome!

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 16, 2021
Nancy K.
Everyone is as very helpful with ideas, extra equipment, ideas and encouragement. I’ll definitely go again!!

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Sep 12, 2021
Cathi K.
Always the best time.

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Aug 20, 2021
Sarah S.
Staff was friendly, helpful, and informative. My niece had a great time at our outing. Thank you for helping us create memories. <3

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 16, 2021
Cassandrah W.
We had a girls day and it was so much fun! I can’t wait to get the finished product.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 12, 2021
Miranda H.
Love coming here! I have since downloaded the Frank Sinatra radio app! My son loves them so much he’s asked for a job here….he is 13 lol anyway they are always helpful and we always have such a nice soothing time! We’ve already planned our next painting project!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 11, 2021
Stephanie T.
We had the best time! Cant wait to go again.