Beloved Community Ceramics Studio

The end is reconciliation; the end is redemption; the end is the creation of the Beloved Community. It is this type of spirit and this type of love that can transform opponents into friends. It is this type of understanding goodwill that will transform the deep gloom of the old age into the exuberant gladness of the new age.
~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

The Beloved Community Ceramics Studio offers a combination of free and affordable classes and workshops including ceramics and art therapy. Low-cost access to the Studio is available to community members, art students and local creatives alike.

Summer 2018 courses

Thank you for your interest in our ceramics courses.Please stay tuned for our next set of classes in the Summer!

For more information about the Beloved Community Ceramics Studio, contact the Arts & Culture department at