Nothing beats a rainy afternoon like paint-your-own pottery studios, where you can paint the town (well, your figurine) red, blue or any other color under the sun. Your little artists-in-training will see their vision of cute animal statuary realized whether they create from clay or paint on a ready-to-go ceramic pottery. Click through our album to see our eight favorites, from Logan Square to Highland Park.

Glazed Expressions

The 411: With more than 300 pieces to choose from, this cozy space includes a vast selection of everything from dishes to cat figurines. And did we mention the glaze? When your child has applied all the color, the studio will add that clear and thin finish that screams “display me prominently with your family heirlooms.”

Kid appeal: After being fired in the kiln, all the items are food-safe. That’s right, your kids can eat off their masterpiece whether it’s a bowl or—if you have a silly sally—a cat’s paw.

Extra touch: The studio offers customized teacher gifts from planters to plates to plaques.

717 W. Armitage Ave.
Lincoln Park
312-867-1792
Online: myglazedexpressions.com

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— Kelly Haramis