Ceramics studio space available

studio interior

We are a ceramics co-op studio and we have space for another member- available immediately.

We are in Evanston, IL, about 10 minutes North of the Chicago border- not far from Rogers Park.

This is an awesome shared workspace with 24 hour access. As a member you get a full bank of shelves and off shelf storage for clay and glazes if necessary. We have a fairly new Bailey gas kiln, plus 5 electric kilns of varying sizes available for your use. We charge nominal firing fees for kilns based on the temp you are firing. We often share kiln space to cut costs. There is a fully stocked glaze kitchen with almost all the chemicals you could think of that is included with your membership. There are several tables for handbuilding and a wheel area for throwing. Some members have their own wheels, but there are a few available for sharing. We also have a communal slab roller, wedging table, spray booth, bench grinder, and rolling ware carts for work in progress. 

This is a very user-friendly space with high, exposed beam ceilings with skylights and a garage door/loading dock so you can easily roll in boxes of clay or builky things. Floors are all concrete and can be easily hosed down for cleaning.

We also have two studio sales a year if you are interested in selling your wares.

If you are not familiar with firing or mixing glaze we are happy to teach you- let us know.

Monthly rent is $275 plus any firing fees which are charged quarterly. 

To apply, visit our website and check the items needed for application: http://midwestclayguild.net/about-1/

You need a few images of your work, resume, statement, and three references who can vouch that you're a nice person. :-D

Once you submit your application it will be forwarded to the Guild members for voting. 

Thanks for checking us out! 

If you'd like a tour first, shoot us an email and we'll set it up!

Space Detail
Available Hours: 
24
Total Square Footage: 
2,000feet
Features: 
Skylights
Heating/Air Cond
Electrical
Kitchen
Restrooms
Loading Dock
Storage
Parking
Floor Types/Surfaces: 
concrete
Maximum Occupancy: 
14people
Ceiling Height: 
25feet
Space Detail Other: 

Please note there is a heater but no air conditioning. This space is on the first floor, but there is one step up to enter the building.

There are also a few floor drains and attached hoses for easy clean up.

Note on parking- there is street parking, some times of day are busier than others. There is a city parking lot on the block which is currently free but might change to hourly in the future. The Noyes Purple Line train stop is about a 10 minute walk from the studio.

Pricing Info
Pricing: 
$275
Pricing Unit: 
Per month
Required Deposit: 
$275
Other Price Information: 

There are firing fees on top of the rent. A gas firing over cone 2 is $30, under cone 2 is $15. Electric firing costs run from $12-$29 depending on size of kiln and temperature of firing. We also have a small test kiln which costs $5.75.

Building Info
Liability Insurance?: 
Yes
Other Insurance Information: 

Members are insured while on the premises. We have insurance for the group.

Security Policies: 

deadbolt locks on both entrances