Artful Designs is Bloomington's original and only 'paint your own' pottery studio.
Artful Designs offers Bloomington-Normalís largest selection of ready-to-paint pottery. Personal attention and
design expertise are available to customers who wish to paint their own pieces. Custom pottery, painted by
Artful Designsí talented, experienced staff, is also available.
Established in 1999 in owner Wendy Ivesí home, Artful Designs moved to the Illinois Soldiers and Sailors
Home in Normal before moving to 502 N. Prospect, Suite 24, Bloomington. The studio has been in its current
location since 2004.
Artful Designs is owned by Wendy Ives, a resident of Bloomington for more than 15 years. Wendy graduated
from Albion College with a major in Visual Arts and a concentration in Ceramics. Wendy is a member of the
Contemporary Ceramic Studio Association. She and her staff regularly attend Association conferences and
offer their customers the latest, most up-to-date pottery, paints, supplies and techniques.