Paint-Your-Own Pottery and Ceramics Studios in the Southwest Suburbs

My very favorite decorations growing up were a ceramic Christmas tree adorned with dozens of tiny plastic bulbs that lit up our living room (you know the one) and a very spooky ceramic jack-o-lantern that was always surrounded by four miniature pumpkins. All hand painted by my family, all the most special decorations that still light up my parents’ house each year. Times have changed and making your own decorations and pottery has become a thing of the past, but why not introduce a little bit of nostalgia to our youngest generation? Check out these studios where you can sit back and spend some time with the family making memories while painting a bowl, a plate, or a light-up Easter Bunny!

Paint-Your-Own Pottery and Ceramics Studios

Pots and Paints
11226 Lincoln Highway
Mokena, IL 60448
(815) 806-1102
Walk-ins are welcome or make a reservation to create a masterpiece! Choose your paint colors and pottery piece (items range from $8-$100 before tax) and get started. Once you finish, they will glaze and fire your piece and you can pick it up approximately a week after creation. Parties are available for kids and adults as well as scout outings and field trips.

Arts and Crafts Studio by Mucci World
7913 171st Street
Tinley Park, IL 60477
(708) 247-2100
Offering classes for both children and adults, this art studio offers same-day take home ceramics as they do not fire their items in a kiln. In-house parties are offered as well as off-site events for scouts, seniors, or corporate events. Pottery kits to go are also available and include your choice of pottery, paint and paint brushes.

Family-Friendly Weekend Events: May 14–16 and Beyond

Art Clay World
4535 Southwest Highway
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
(708) 857-8800
Choose your piece, clean it, paint it, mark it as yours, and return in a week to pick up your fired piece. Pricing ranges from $5-$50 per item with no additional studio fee. Parties and workshops are also available.

Mason Crafts
9556 W. 147th Street
Orland Park, IL 60462
(708) 334-0123

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About the Author

Claudia Coyne
Having grown up in Palos Park, Claudia has a great love for the southwest suburbs and the hidden gems of the area. Claudia currently lives in Tinley Park with her husband and four children (two girls, ages 6 and 4 and two boys, ages 3 and 1). Cabin fever with four children can get rough, so they’re always looking for new and exciting adventures outside of the house! During the warmer months, you’ll find her and the family at the pool, out on nature walks, grilling in the yard, or at the zoo. And pick a park, any park… Claudia’s kids possess a magical super power of being able to detect the nearest park within a 5 mile radius, so there’s always a stop off on the way home to discover new playgrounds! When the cold comes, they like to craft, hibernate at the library or indoor play places, and play in the snow. In her tiny sliver of free time, Claudia enjoys sewing, photography, and baking.

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