Contact Us

Got a question for us? Use the form on the right to get in touch! 

2514 W. Armitage Ave
Chicago
United States

773-227-3575

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

IMG_5100.jpg

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 37 potter's wheels. We fire at cone 6 (2232°F) with a rotating variety of hand-mixed glazes, slips and terra-sig 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

Our front entrance is a little 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 STaff

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.


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.   Find his work on Instagram:   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.

Find his work on Instagram: 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.   Find his work on Instagram:   @take_it_or_levi

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.

Find his work on Instagram: @take_it_or_levi


Esme Ogiyama  first tried pottery at the age of 7, with her dad and grandma. As a high schooler, she was fortunate enough to have a very patient teacher and access to her school’s pottery studio, where she spent every spare minute throwing. Esme is delighted to introduce ceramics to her students, and hopes they enjoy it as much as she does.   Find her work on Instagram:    @eogiogi

Esme Ogiyama first tried pottery at the age of 7, with her dad and grandma. As a high schooler, she was fortunate enough to have a very patient teacher and access to her school’s pottery studio, where she spent every spare minute throwing. Esme is delighted to introduce ceramics to her students, and hopes they enjoy it as much as she does.

Find her work on Instagram: @eogiogi


Laura Williams  received her BFA in ceramics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After graduating she moved to Chicago to pursue her craft full time. Laura loves teaching as much as she loves making and looks forward to sharing ideas with her students.   Find her work on Instagram:   @LauraWilliams_Ceramics

Laura Williams received her BFA in ceramics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After graduating she moved to Chicago to pursue her craft full time. Laura loves teaching as much as she loves making and looks forward to sharing ideas with her students.

Find her work on Instagram: @LauraWilliams_Ceramics


Carly Connelly  earned an MFA in sculpture from Herron School of Art and Design in Indianapolis, IN. Upon returning to Chicago, they continued to pursue their interest in clay at Penguinfoot. Having learned to throw there, they are now excited to share their discoveries in clay with their students through form, function, and surface.   Find their work on Instagram:   @on_the_slab_ceramics

Carly Connelly earned an MFA in sculpture from Herron School of Art and Design in Indianapolis, IN. Upon returning to Chicago, they continued to pursue their interest in clay at Penguinfoot. Having learned to throw there, they are now excited to share their discoveries in clay with their students through form, function, and surface.

Find their work on Instagram: @on_the_slab_ceramics