Who, where and what we are.
Penguin Foot Pottery is a ceramics studio located in the Logan Square/Bucktown neighborhood of Chicago. We offer classes and workshops for all ages, and original art for sale too!
Sporting two electric kilns, a slab roller, extruder and 10 potter’s wheels, we are able to provide a space for you to explore your creativity in the ceramic medium. We fire at two temperatures, low fire at cone 04 utilizing commercial glazes and high fire at cone 6, where a rotating variety of hand-mixed glazes will be at your disposal.
We pride ourselves in offering a studio space with a friendly and encouraging atmosphere. All of our classes are structured in a way that allows the artist to not just create art work, but explore the medium of clay in their own unique way.
Penguin Foot Pottery is located at 2514 W. Armitage Ave. However, don’t let Chicago’s address labeling fool you! Our entrance is actually located on Bingham St. Our location is centered on the intersecting point of four great Chicago neighborhoods: Logan Square, Bucktown, Humboldt Park and Wicker Park.
We’re a two-minute walk from the Western Blue Line and right near Armitage, Milwaukee and Western Ave. CTA busses.
Chris Busse teaches ceramic classes at Penguin Foot Pottery. He earned his BFAAE at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, focusing on Ceramics and Art Education. Chris is also an art teacher for Chicago Public Schools and led ceramic classes for the Oak Park Parks District. His work has appeared in numerous galleries and art shows, and he is available for commissioned work. Chris makes and sells his work in the studio – come by and check it out!