Beloved Community Ceramics Studio

Growing out of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s vision for a “Beloved Community,” the Beloved Community Ceramics Studio is an arts space for neighbors to create, build, and heal together.

This studio is the first of its kind on Chicago’s South Side; an artisan workshop that convenes local artists and community members to craft unique ceramic works that inspire creativity, community, and entrepreneurship. The distinct curriculum taught within the Studio intersects aspects of ceramics, community organizing principles, and behavioral health techniques.

The Beloved Community Ceramics Studio offers a combination of free and affordable classes and workshops. Customized workshops can be facilitated for school field trips, group outings, or organization/corporate gatherings. Access to the Studio or our kiln is available to community members, art students, and local creatives. 

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MLK Memorial closeup

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Living Memorial, produced collaboratively inside the Studio, can be seen on permanent display in Chicago’s Marquette Park

Inquire more about our Beloved Community Ceramic Studio by emailing arts@imancentral.org!