I thought I’d tell you a little bit about where I spend my days making pots and teaching classes. My studio is on the north side of the city at Lillstreet Studios. Stop by if you’re in the neighborhood sometime and say ‘hello.’ It’s a great place to explore if you’re visiting Chicago. Or if you happen to live in the windy city, take an afternoon excursion to see what’s happening inside the walls of this old factory building.
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Getting there: You can drive (ample parking). You can ride a bike (lots of bike racks). You can take the Brown Line to the Montrose Stop. You can take the Montrose bus to Ravenswood. You can take the Metra to Lawrence. Etc…
- Lillstreet Gallery (ceramics and jewelry)
- First Slice Cafe (lunch or coffee)
- metals department (2 classrooms)
- kids department (2 classrooms)
- ceramics department (6 classrooms, 44 wheels, 2 gas kilns, 1 soda kiln, 1 spray booth, 5 electric kilns, 2 slab rollers, 2 extruders, etc…
- Studio artists (29 clay artists, including my studio in 205 west and 8 metalsmiths)
- First Slice kitchen
- Lowitz and Company
- studio gas kiln
- studio electric kiln room
- ArtReach office
- more studio artists (clay, jewelry, printmaking and photography)
- glass department
- printmaking department
- textiles department
- painting and drawing department (2 classrooms)
The building is open for visitors to wander around. Explore the classrooms, visit the studios, shop in the gallery. The studios don’t have regular hours, but if you stop by, there is probably something open! There is no way I could actually show you everything, so you’ll just have to come see for yourself.
Interested in making a day of it? Other things to see and eat within 2 blocks:
If you’re making a special trip to Lillstreet, send me an email to let me know you’re coming so I can make sure that I’m there to meet you! I live quite close, so if I’m in town, it’s pretty easy for me to meet up with you.