Ceramics Studio

Our ceramics studio offers a variety of day and evening classes for all ages! Studio Features include
•Skutt Kilns •Shimpo Pottery Wheels •Northstar Slab Roller •Extruder and Dies •Low and High Fire Clay and Glazes


Open Studio Time

The Ceramic Studio is available for use by adult participants currently enrolled in pottery classes. Students may come as often as they like during Open Studios hours. The Studio will be unsupervised during these times. Please call 847-446-0537 to check availability or if you have any questions.


  • Next Program Starts: 01/08/18
  • Instructor: Rebecca Smith
  • Ages: 10 - 15

Learn how to use a pottery wheel, slab roller, and plaster molds to create unique pottery pieces. Plus, we'll explore surface decoration, from stamps to stencils to drawing on clay!

  • Next Program Starts: 01/08/18
  • Instructor: Rebecca Smith
  • Ages: 5 - 8

For children with little to no clay experience. We will spend the session learning about hand building techniques including pinching, slab & coil building. Each class will be a different project to get students excited about the possibilities of playing

  • Next Program Starts: 01/08/18
  • Instructor: Jill Hurwitz
  • Ages: 18 - and up

From a lump of clay to finished vessel, all the steps of centering, shaping, trimming, decorating and glazing are covered during the semester. All adults are welcome : from complete novice through more experienced. Beginners concentrate on making, decorat

  • Next Program Starts: 01/09/18
  • Instructor: Rebecca Smith
  • Ages: 6 - 11

Explore hand building by creating your own jungle! We'll show you how to make real and imagined creatures. Topics will include basic anatomy, creating characters, lots of building techniques, and how to decorate pieces.

  • Next Program Starts: 01/10/18
  • Instructor: Jill Hurwitz
  • Ages: 7 - 10

Small hands have big ideas. Let's build them! We will try throwing on the wheel, learn how to coil and slab build, and combine them for maximum creativity.

  • Next Program Starts: 01/11/18
  • Instructor: Jill Hurwitz
  • Ages: 11 - 15

For the maturing maker, this class will focus on developing student ideas to create fulfilled objects from clay. Students will learn hand building techniques such as slab, coil and pinching as well as throwing on the wheel to form a repertoire of construc

  • Next Program Starts: 04/21/18
  • Instructor: Jill Hurwitz
  • Ages: 7 - and up

We'll make a bowl on the potter's wheel and turn it into an animal at the table! No experience necessary.