The best pottery places for kids in and around Chicago


If an Elephant Can Paint

What makes this studio unique is the artistic input owner Vicky Bellisario offers to her customers' pieces. Her favorite story is about a piece made by two children for their grandparents. The children's first instinct was to slap their handprints on a platter and be done. Bellisario probed a bit and the children told the story of how their grandparents were married on the Odyssey. She painted a picture of the ship on the platter, the children painted a sunset and the water, and the kids used their fingerprints to create the Chicago skyline. "Those are memories you make with your family that are precious," Bellisario says.

It's this attention to detail that is not always found at every studio.


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