Terra Incognito

Oak Park

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In a Nutshell

Students learn to create ceramic plates decorated with lace patterns

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$20 for a 90-Minute Introductory Lace-Pattern-Plate Pottery Class ($40 Value)

During classes, which take place Fridays from 7 p.m.–8:30 p.m. or Sundays from 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m., participants of all ages create their own lace-pattern drop plate. Plates are ready for pickup from the studio after two weeks.

Terra Incognito

Longtime potter David Toan's technical expertise has put him in high demand in his field. Over his career, he’s helmed custom ceramics projects for Quaker Oats, architecture firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, and numerous other designers. In the 1990s he spent two years working with Illinois Institute of Technology graduate students to meticulously recreate the composition of tiles discovered beneath the floor of the Laurentian Library in Florence, Italy.

At Terra Incognito, the 6,000-square-foot arts space he founded in Oak Park, Toan and his team of artists pass on their knowledge to students, teaching them to throw clay on the wheel, build shapes by hand, or sculpt perfect teacups with their hands tied behind their backs. Groups work in classrooms furnished with different types of kilns—gas, electric, wood, or sodium carbonate powered—each designed to handle different projects. Classes on metalworking and basket making expand the school’s scope beyond pottery. The space also functions as a gallery filled with the finished ceramic work of well-known and emerging artists.

Terra Incognito

The staff of artists working at Terra Incognito's 6,000-square-foot arts space pass on their knowledge to students, teaching them to throw clay on the wheel, build shapes by hand, or sculpt perfect teacups with their hands tied behind their backs. Groups work in classrooms furnished with different types of kilns—gas, electric, wood, or sodium-carbonate powered—each designed to handle different projects. Classes on metalworking and basket making expand the school’s scope beyond pottery. The space also functions as a gallery filled with the finished ceramic work of well-known and emerging artists.

Customer Reviews

Awesome experience! Definitely go!!!
Rebecca W. · January 5, 2017
The staff was very friendly and helpful. It was a fun activity that we probably would not have tried without the Groupon. We have a new appreciation of pottery!
Nicole R. · December 12, 2016
Class/Instructor were great
Martina M. · November 30, 2016
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    Oak Park

    246 Chicago Avenue,(between Harvey Ave & Lombard Ave)

    Oak Park, IL 60302

    +17083836228

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