Lincoln Square Pottery Studio Celebrates Seventh Anniversary

By Victoria Wiedel | Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The Lincoln Square Pottery Studio Learning Center opened in May 2003 when Margaret ?Meg? Biddle saw the need to provide a space where both novice students as well as established artists could work.

Students face off in a timed competition during the party. Credit: Victoria Wiedel

The studio, located at 4150 N. Lincoln Ave., recently celebrated its seventh anniversary by inviting current and former students (and their friends) to an open house event that included demonstrations and friendly competitions. Despite lousy weather, more than 100 people helped celebrate the studio?s success.

?I love being at the studio, and I really adore the teaching part of it,? said Biddle. ?Part of the reason why I decided to abandon a regular paycheck is because I get to spend time teaching engaged, motivated people. It?s really a delight.?

The 2,000-square-foot space provides access to 12 wheel-throwing workstations and two high-fire electric kilns, along with most of the supplies needed to complete projects. In addition, the studio provides space for students to display and sell their artwork for a minimal fee.

The next session of adult classes starts this week, and one-week summer camps for kids begin July 12. (Topics and age ranges vary.) Visit the center?s website for more information.

Carl Mankert from Chicago Kiln Service demonstrates how to turn 25 pounds of clay into a vase. Credit: Victoria Wiedel

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