Kids Pottery Classes, Workshops, and Studio Time

There are loads of choices in our area for places that teach kids (from tots to teenagers) the fundamentals of pottery. Whether it’s hand-building, wheel throwing, or simply painting, there’s certainly a place nearby to discover the art of pottery with your kids!

Local Pottery Studios in Chicagoland

Our local businesses are doing an amazing job pivoting and adjusting to provide our children with opportunities! Because things are changing often, please check with them directly to see what they are currently offering.

Thrown Elements Pottery
260 N. Evergreen Avenue
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
(847) 818-1313
Tweens and teens.

Bothwell Pottery
Brookfield, IL
(708) 710-1771
Create original ceramics pieces in a small, private studio with handbuilding and wheel throwing techniques.

Penguin Foot Pottery
2514 W. Armitage Avenue
(Entrance on Bingham)
Chicago, IL 60647
Ages 7-14.

Elmhurst Art Museum
150 Cottage Hill Avenue
Elmhurst, IL 60126
(630) 834-0202
Ages 4-14.

ClaySpace Ceramic Arts Center
740 Front Street
Lisle, IL 60532
(630) 393-2529
Ages 8-12.

Magical Minds Studio
343 Harrison Street
Oak Park, IL 60304
(708) 948-7934
Kids and young adults.

Terra Incognito
246 Chicago Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302
(708) 383-6228
Ages 9–16, with occasional parent/child sessions for younger kids, too.

208 South Marion Street
Oak Park, IL 60302
(708) 434-5848
Classes for ages 10+ years old

See also
Family-Friendly Weekend Events: July 30–August 1 and Beyond

Riverside Arts Center
32 East Quincy Street
Riverside, IL 60546
(708) 442-6400
Ages 10+.

Salt Creek Pottery
48 S. Villa Avenue
Villa Park, IL 60181
(630) 617-9931
Aages 9+, plus painting pottery for ages 6+ to create their own.

Whim, a Studio Space
120 W. Wesley St.
Wheaton, IL 60187
(630) 790-8200

Our giant guide to classes and teams has tons of other places where kids can explore their interests, learn new things, and build independence. Check it out!

About the Author

Jill Borkowicz
Jill is thrilled to be sharing her insight and knowledge of local fun on Kidlist! As an Oak Park native, Jill and her husband settled in La Grange Park in 2007 and couldn’t be happier with the community they call home. Raising two lovely daughters, ages 8 and 10, Jill is always on the lookout for cool things to do as a family. She is passionate about yummy food, an organized abode, creative entertaining, frugal finds, travel adventures, a healthy spirit, and overall family fun. Jill’s favorite wintertime activity with the fam? Ice skating followed by hot chocolate! Summertime family favorite? Long pool days with friends that end with a BBQ!

1 Comment on "Kids Pottery Classes, Workshops, and Studio Time"

  1. Glazed Expressions 1010 Curtiss Street Downers Grove 60515 is also a great place for this fun activity!

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