Before the invention of plastic, all gadgets were made from clay and cell phones were extremely heavy, eight-track tapes were much lighter, and computers were oven-safe. Return to the medium of yesteryear with today's Groupon for classes at Penguin Foot Pottery, located in Logan Square/Bucktown. Choose from the following options:
- For $62, you get any four-week adult or parent/child pottery class (up to a $125 value).
- For $47, you get any four-week kids' clay class (a $95 value).
Inside Penguin Foot Pottery's large, bright working space, which also serves as a gallery for local artists, seven potters' wheels and two electric kilns invite the fingers and hands of adults and children to reach for the highest creative heights. Adults can train wayward digits to obey the wishes of the imagination in a hand-building class or learn how velocity and steady guidance can make a lump of clay turn into an elegant pot, vase, or model of a local shopping mall during beginning throwing (more proficient potters can opt for the intermediate/advanced throwing class). Kids' clay classes, offered at levels one, two, and three for artists ages 7–13, incorporate basic building and glazing techniques and produce new projects every week. Parent/child classes are also available. Classes meet weekly and most take place on weekdays. See the website for schedules.
- Penguin Foot Pottery is a Bucktown/Logan Square-area ceramics studio catering to a wide range of ceramic enthusiasts. From the curious beginner to the experienced potter, PFP has something for everyone. – Date Night Chicago
2514 W Armitage Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60647