Ceramics Workshop

Learn pottery in this creative ceramics workshop in Chicago!

2 hours Class size 1 to 4 (public classes), 1 to 10

label $35 - $45 ($35 for Weekdays, $45 for Weekends)

Enjoy time to play with clay in this ceramics workshop in Chicago. In this open-format session, experience the magic of ceramics and immerse your hands in constructive creativity!

Choose from a selection of project ideas and building methods, including the potter's wheel. With professional guidance from your host, you'll discover the confidence to create, a memory to cherish, and a memento to carry away. This small workshop setting in a private art studio is a great way to get hands-on learning.

From wheel-throwing to free sculpting, the studio is yours to explore. Practice, play, and enjoy time out; a few weeks later, your creations are fired and ready for pickup!

New! Weekend Special Sessions offer a chance for deeper focus and learning. Select dates, Saturdays and Sundays in mid afternoon. See calendar for details.

Private classes are great for birthday party ideas, families, friend get-togethers, and date nights! Book out some studio time exclusively for your group, and enjoy building memories as you also build with the clay. $160 for 2 hours, up to 4 people; maximum 8 per session. Other rates available, please ask!

Please note
You must be 14 years old to join a public class, but private classes can accommodate children ages 10 and up.

Knowledge required
Perfect for beginners.
What you'll get
Handmade ceramics.
What to bring
Claywork can be dusty and some materials stain; please dress appropriately.
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a team building activity, birthday or bachelorette party.

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 14 years old).

Adult accompaniment is not required.

This would also be a lovely gift for her, gift for mom or birthday gift.


Chicago, IL

Exact location is anonymised for privacy. You'll get the specific address after booking.

Ceramics Workshop location
Your teacher
Heather McQueen Studio
Heather McQueen Studio

5.0 (8)

I am a ceramic artist and teacher who specializes in wheel-thrown earthenware. Teaching is about building partnerships. It takes time to define one’s perspective and I encourage students to remain open to changes, embrace them, and look for lessons in both successes and failures.

With my work, I’m really interested in how we form connections, and where those lead us, in this present moment. Aside from my own explorations in functional and sculptural vessels, I am known as a drum-maker.

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Arjun Vellayappan Sep 2023

Heather's private class was awesome! She is a great instructor, provides all the materials and has a great space located in Lincoln Park. We would highly recommend her class for anyone

Annika Carrillo Jul 2023

Awesome class and i will definitely come back. She lets you do your own thing but also teaches you the basics so you can kind of figure out how you feel will be the best way to make your creations

Kenzo Murray Jun 2023

I had an absolutely incredible experience. I came with my girlfriend for her 24th birthday and had a blast.

Heather is a great teacher, so patient and circled around the class giving everyone the attention to make us feel confident in our work. She gives you confidence and allows you to express yourself freely, which was very nice given this was my partner and my first time doing pottery. Her workspace is so cozy and inspiring, and the atmosphere she created with the music and people made for a special space. The class did not feel rushed which I really appreciated.

Scheduling and parking went incredibly smooth. I will definitely be coming back and cannot recommend this class more! Please give it a shot!

Hilvene Espenocilla Jun 2023

She is a great teacher, easy to talk to and she is patient. I could make as many pieces as I wanted

Iuliia Bubnova Jun 2023

Love it! Nice atmosphere, great teacher. I will definitely come back! It is like meditation! Heather, you are great! I admire the people who do something like that!

Ceramics Workshop review by Iuliia Bubnova - Chicago

Avi Garcia May 2023

Instructor was so wonderful and welcoming. She was always around when I needed guidance. Book her class!

Scott Potis May 2023

Such a fun class with a very helpful teacher. Definitely want to come back to the studio!

Donald Walton Apr 2023

I recently organized a ceramic workshop at Heather McQueen Studio for my wife's 40th birthday, and it was nothing short of incredible! From the moment we stepped into the studio, we were greeted with a warm and welcoming atmosphere that set the tone for a fantastic experience.

She is an exceptional instructor and artist, with a wealth of knowledge and expertise in ceramics. She guided us through the entire process, ensuring that each participant felt comfortable and confident in their ability to create something beautiful. Her patience and passion for her craft were evident in every step of the workshop, and it made the experience all the more enjoyable.

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