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2514 W. Armitage Ave
Chicago
United States

773-227-3575

Ceramic studio in Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood offering classes and artist space. 

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About

Ceramic studio in Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood offering classes, artist space, and just about everything our pottery hearts can handle. 

Sporting three electric kilns, a slab roller, extruder, pug mill, and 20 potter's wheels. We fire at cone 6 (2232°F) with a rotating variety of hand-mixed glazes at your disposal. We strive to provide a space for you to explore your creativity in ceramics.

 

Our location

2516 W. Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL 60647

WE HAVE A NEW ADDRESS! 

With the recent studio expansion, we gained our very own street entrance. The front entrance is still tricky - we're located on Bingham Street, a one-way going south (even though the address says Armitage). If you find the Integrative Pet Care brick building, we're located in the back. 

We are situated in Logan Square on the borders of Wicker Park, Bucktown, and Humboldt Park.

Right off the Western Blue line stop. 

Limited parking is available along the Bingham St. side of the building. 

 

 


Contact us

info@penguinfoot.com

773-227-3575



our instructors

  Chris and Paige Busse opened Penguin Foot Pottery in 2010 when they were young and naive about terms like "risk assessment." Chris, a former CPS art teacher, was laid off due to another year of budget cuts and Paige was spinning in her chair at an office job. The decision was made by the couple to invest their savings and start up a Logan Square pottery studio. Chris used the name Penguin Foot Pottery during his studies at SAIC and it stuck ever since. They are both grateful and humbled by the wonderful community of artists that have joined them over the years in their space. 

 

Chris and Paige Busse opened Penguin Foot Pottery in 2010 when they were young and naive about terms like "risk assessment." Chris, a former CPS art teacher, was laid off due to another year of budget cuts and Paige was spinning in her chair at an office job. The decision was made by the couple to invest their savings and start up a Logan Square pottery studio. Chris used the name Penguin Foot Pottery during his studies at SAIC and it stuck ever since. They are both grateful and humbled by the wonderful community of artists that have joined them over the years in their space. 

 
Jennifer Kaplan teaches at Penguin Foot Pottery. She earned her BFA with a focus in ceramics from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She works scientifically and non-traditionally through clay and other recyclable material. Jennifer’s works are exhibited around Illinois, North Carolina, Wisconsin, New York, and Israel. Jennifer’s functional and sculptural ceramics as well as other playful bits can be found at jennkaplan.com.

Jennifer Kaplan teaches at Penguin Foot Pottery. She earned her BFA with a focus in ceramics from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She works scientifically and non-traditionally through clay and other recyclable material. Jennifer’s works are exhibited around Illinois, North Carolina, Wisconsin, New York, and Israel.

Jennifer’s functional and sculptural ceramics as well as other playful bits can be found at jennkaplan.com.

Ryanne Maldonado took a beginner's wheel throwing class at Penguin Foot in its early years. She fell instantly, obsessively in love with pottery and started showing up to the studio every day thereafter. In addition to teaching the very class that got her hooked in the first place, she also works as the Studio Manager. Specializing in functional pieces for both plants and people, Ryanne's work has traveled as far as Norway and Guatemala and can be found online at setfiretoit.com. 

Ryanne Maldonado took a beginner's wheel throwing class at Penguin Foot in its early years. She fell instantly, obsessively in love with pottery and started showing up to the studio every day thereafter. In addition to teaching the very class that got her hooked in the first place, she also works as the Studio Manager.

Specializing in functional pieces for both plants and people, Ryanne's work has traveled as far as Norway and Guatemala and can be found online at setfiretoit.com

Levi Yastrow is a Chicago-based potter who earned his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2012. He is currently a teaching artist, ceramics studio technician and member of the Teaching Artist Advisory Board at Marwen, soda monitor and teacher at Lillstreet Art Center, and an instructor at Penguin Foot Pottery.

Levi Yastrow is a Chicago-based potter who earned his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2012. He is currently a teaching artist, ceramics studio technician and member of the Teaching Artist Advisory Board at Marwen, soda monitor and teacher at Lillstreet Art Center, and an instructor at Penguin Foot Pottery.


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