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2514 W. Armitage Ave
United States


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

Visiting Artist Workshops

Visiting artist workshops at penguin foot pottery. Ceramic artist from all over are invited to share their skills and techniques.

We are continually striving to bring new and creative ideas to our students. Our Visiting Artist program aims to bring artists from all over to share their skills and techniques.

If you're an artist interesting in sharing your work with our community, please reach out to Ryanne -

1 day workshop: Sunday, November 4th 10-4:30pm (30 minute lunch break included, lunch not provided)

$65/student ($10 off for currently enrolled students)

Pinching is one of the most basic techniques used in creating pots, but in this workshop we will use this simple technique to explore more complex forms within the realm of functional objects. Emily will demonstrate different ways of creating marks within hand-building; how she uses coil and bisque molds to create the bases of some of her work; as well as more specific pieces and parts of making hand-built vessels such as lids, handles, spouts and feet. 

 This 6 hour workshop will include ample time for students to test out some of these techniques and experiment in ways that may be unfamiliar to them. Come prepared to try something new and explore your own work with a new set of eyes and hands!

Emily Schroeder Willis has a BFA from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, an MFA from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and has held residencies at the Archie Bray Foundation in Montana, the Zentrum für Keramik in Berlin, Germany and Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts in Newcastle, Maine. She was also a visiting artist/instructor at the Alberta College of Art and Design in Canada. Currently she is an Lecturer at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.