Below is a list of the top and leading Pottery Shops in Chicago. To help you find the best Pottery Shops located near you in Chicago, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
Chicago’s Best Pottery Shops:
The top rated Pottery Shops in Chicago are:
- Lincoln Square Pottery Studio – Learning Center – particularizing in ceramics classes for adults of all skill levels
- GnarWare Workshop – is committed to serving the greater Chicago area
- Glazed Expressions – offer two party packages that both include a complimentary birthday plate
- Abarrotera Mercantil – strives to capture the spirit of a culture, offering a variety of Mexican products
- Christy Webber Farm & Garden – is beyond just gorgeous, healthy, locally sourced plants
Lincoln Square Pottery Studio – Learning Center
Lincoln Square Pottery Studio – Learning Center particularizing in ceramics classes for adults of all skill levels, Lincoln Square Pottery Studio – Learning Center is a non-for-profit in the center of Chicago’s Northside, established in May of 2003. Their storefront space has grown to include 14 wheels, an extruder, a slab roller, an ever-expanding palette of glazes, several field trips to raku and wood firings, and many display shelves to exhibit the work being made here.
They have 8-week evening classes for adults, self-sufficient study for artists looking for a place to work, and weekend workshops for individuals who just want to give the clay a try.
8-Week Evening Classes For Adults, Independent Study For Artists, Weekend Workshops
“Lovely studio! Every time my daughter goes here she comes out with a masterpiece and very relaxed.” – Joshua S.
GnarWare Workshop is a porcelain studio situated at 1838 West Cermak Rd in the Pilsen district Chicago, IL. They are committed to serving the greater Chicago area by providing a working studio and open conversations about clay, craft, and form. They offer pottery classes, such as hand building and wheel throwing, for adults at all levels.
Join them for a series of classes, single-day workshops, or open studio time. GnarWare is determined to material and conceptual experimentation as a workshop and community gathering place. GnarWare promotes conversations around developing skills and de-skilling developments.
Series Classes, Workshops, Membership, Rental
“I took a hand-building class and really enjoyed it. I had no prior experience with clay so it was a great intro. The staff was very friendly and the teacher was patient and knowledgeable. Lots of friendly and talented artists working on their own projects as well. Would recommend for beginners and seasoned ceramicists!” – Andrew W.
Glazed Expressions is an entertaining and creative spot to host adult groups. They perform showers, birthdays, bachelorette parties, and just-because parties. Let them know when you book so they can set aside an extra table for you. Pottery will be wrapped, labeled, and ready for pick up in 7-10 days after you receive a call from them.
They offer two party packages that both include a complimentary birthday plate. Everyone at the party will sign the back and on the front, they customize the plate with the birthday child’s name. It’s a wonderful keepsake for the party.
Pottery, Parties, Custom/Auction Projects, Summer Camp
“This is a wonderful studio to bring out the creative artistic side of you! The owner Keith is a delight and very knowledgeable, not to mention hilarious! I had an amazing time and can’t wait to do it again sometime! Looking forward to picking up my piece next week! Don’t think twice, you must go! No regrets!” – Shruthi R.
Abarrotera Mercantil is a family-owned business that has operated on the edge of the Little Village neighborhood for more than 20 years. As a single location business, they are honored to serve the community that inspires them to remember and celebrate their cultural roots. If there is anything they can do to help, do not doubt to contact them.
They strive to capture the spirit of a culture, offering a variety of Mexican products that express timeless years of tradition, yet maintain their relevance to this very day. Whether you are looking for candy, pottery, or a piñata, rest assured they are here to assist you.
Mexican Pottery, Mexican Art & Decor
“Huge variety of Mexican goods and candies. Highly recommend it if you are putting together a birthday party or are looking for Mexican kitchen goods. Reasonable prices on everything and great deals on the bulk candy. Custom piñatas are a great idea and will keep in mind for future kids’ parties.” – Juan M.
Christy Webber Farm & Garden
Christy Webber Farm & Garden is beyond just gorgeous, healthy, locally sourced plants. They are the place to be if you’re looking for inspiration, design insight, and for true passion for gardening and horticulture. They believe everyone can be a successful plant parent, and they are here to provide all the help you need along the way.
They strive to contribute to the great community of plant lovers by hosting classes, workshops, and events. As the retail branch of the larger Christy Webber Landscapes family, they convey Christy’s passion for design and exceptional customer service.
Pottery, Plants & Products, Services
“Great service, knowledgeable associates. If you do not want to do research on your own and love full service, this is the place. Plenty of associates to help you. All flower pots, small ones are 5.99; so budget appropriately. Not Home Depot or Lowes pricing of course. Great selection. Not much for roses though.” – Ganesh N.
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