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looking for clay classes in chicago area

updated mon 3 may 10


gayle bair on tue 27 apr 10

I have a friend new to clay who wants to take clay classes in the =3D
Chicago Ill. area.
She lives in northeast suburb of Lincolnshire near Highland Park, =3D
Bannockburn, Deerfield and Lake Forest.
So far she's taken one class and loves it. I knew she was serious when =3D
she cut her beautifully manicured nails.
She handbuilds but also wants to improve her skill on the wheel.
Any suggestions and recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

Send me the info and I'll forward it to her.


Gayle Bair
Bainbridge Island WA
Tucson AZ

Karen Gringhuis on thu 29 apr 10

Gayle -=3D20

Possibilities incl. Highland Park Park District @ a re-purposed school on=

Ridge Rd. the name of which escapes me. (I left HP 10 yrs. ago.) There i=
also an art center in downtown HPk. Barat College in Lake Forest used to
have a good program but I am not sure the school still exists.

Moving south, a probably excellent alternative is Evanston Art Center. (I=
where I started.) It would be a commute but it's a good facility.=3D20

Further south is Lill Street Art Center on Ravenswood in Chicago proper.=3D=

It's a jaw-dropping facility - and their gallery shows excellent work. S=
should stay aware of their shows and activities regardless. Some of their=

teachers also have studios on the upper floors so one can see their work.=

In the opposite direction, there is (was?) a ceramic program @ Harper
College in Palatine and something further out NW toward Crystal Lake I
think. The ceramic teacher @ Harper may know about this.=3D20

I don't know current faculty @ any of these places but my network of frie=
could probably provide more info if needed. All of these locations should=

have info on line.=3D20

Another source of info is Ceramic Supply Chicago on Pitner in Evanston - =
not sure of their exact name but it's the local branch of Pittsburgh Cera=

If I can help further, pass on my email.=3D20

Karen Gringhuis