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Store Hours:
8:00AM to 3:00PM

8:00AM to 5:00PM

1st Saturday of each month
8:00AM to Noon


Since its inception in 1990 Great Lakes Clay has become Chicagoland's source for ceramic art supplies and equipment. From the hobbyist to the production potter, from local schools to large school districts, no customer is too large or too small to deserve our excellent service from our warm and friendly staff.

Hours of Operation
(Central Standard Time)
Monday8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Tuesday8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Wednesday8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Thursday8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Friday8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Saturday8:00 AM to Noon

Where in the world is Great Lakes Clay!?! . . . or Directions to our store.

From Chicago and O’Hare (Using the Kennedy)
West on the Kennedy Expressway to the Northwest Tollway (Interstate 90). Exit at Illinois 31 South. Head south past the traffic light at Big Timber. We are just south of Big Timber on the east (left) side of the street.

From Chicago (Using the Eisenhower)
Take the Eisenhower Expressway (Interstate 290) west out of Chicago and continue on the 290 extension to Illinois 53. Stay north on Illinois 53 and exit west onto the Northwest Tollway (Interstate 90). Follow the last part of directions from O’Hare.

From Indiana and Michigan
Take the Tri-state Tollway north to the Northwest Tollway (Interstate 90) at O’Hare and follow directions from O’Hare.

From Rockford
Go east on the Northwest Tollway (Interstate 90) and exit south at Illinois 31. Follow last part of directions “From O’Hare”.

From the Quad Cities
Take the East-West Tollway (Interstate 88) to Rochelle and exit north on Interstate 39. Merge onto I-90 towards Chicago. Exit Illinois 31 south. Follow last part of directions “From O’Hare”.

From Aurora
Take Randall Road north to Big Timber. Go right (east) to Illinois 31. Right on Illinois 31. Great Lakes Clay is on the east (left) side of the street.

From Milwaukee -A
Take Interstate 94 south to the Tri-State Tollway and down to O’Hare. Go west on the Northwest Tollway (Interstate 90) and follow the last part of “O’Hare” directions.

From Milwaukee-B
Take Interstate 43 south to Lake Geneva and exit south on U.S. 12. Go through Richmond, Illinois where Route 12 connects with Illinois 31. Stay on Illinois 31 through McHenry, Crystal Lake and Algonquin. Continue south past Interstate 90. Great Lakes Clay is south of Big Timber on 31 (N. State Street) On the east (left) side of the street.





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927 North State Street, Elgin, Illinois 60123

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