Ceramics Classes

Union Project's ceramics classes encourage the making of both hand-made objects and connections among people. Your class registration furthers UP's mission to use our space to bring people together to connect, create, and celebrate.

After you register for your class, pay here. Your spot is not secured until payment is received. All materials and supplies are included in class price. Ceramic toolkits are available for $20.

Refund policy: Refunds may be issued if requested at least two weeks prior to class start date. A $20 administrative fee will be charged for all refunds.

Class make-up policy: Class participants are able to make up one missed class during an Open Studio session. The missed class must be made up before the last class of the session.

Have an idea for a class you'd like to Union Project to offer, please share it with Jenna at 412-363-4550 x222 or jenna@unionproject.org.

Summer Session:
Friday, August 1, 7-10 pm
Cost: $65/pair or $40/person

Voted Best Imbibed Crafting by Pittsburgh Magazine!

Woah! This workshop is full!  Our next Clay & Wine is scheduled for November 7th, reserve your spot now!

Spend Friday night with buddies, in the studio, drinking wine from Pittsburgh Winery! Grab a buddy or a date for three hours of clay and wine.  Everyone will have a chance to play on the wheel, and our instructor will also teach you a variety of handbuilding techniques!  You can choose to apply colorful underglazes to your work, or Union Project will glaze it for you after it's bisque fired.  Clay, wine, and firing costs are included in the fee.  After spending the evening creating your work, Union Project will fire and complete everything for you to come pick up two weeks later.

Wine graciously donated by Pittsburgh Winery!

Pittsburgh Winery

 

To register for this class, you must complete the registration form below and submit payment via Paypal. Your registration is not complete until payment is received. This workshop is for adults aged 21 and over.

If you have questions, or would prefer to pay with an alternate method,
please contact Jenna Vanden Brink (412.363.4550 x222).

Summer Demonstration:
Saturday, August 3, 1-4 pm
Cost: Free!

Explore surface treatments and form alteration with visiting ceramic artist, Grace Sheese.

Grace will focus mainly on surface treatments including colored glaze, mishima inlay technique and over-glaze decals. Grace uses a variety of techniques to create interesting and intricate surfaces on every piece she makes. Multiple firings are required before a piece is complete.

Grace has been working in clay for more than fifteen years. Her work has been shown at The Clay Studio, Red Star Studios, and the Archie Bray Foundation, among others. She received her MFA form Illinois State University.

If you have questions, or if there are specific accommodations that would improve your experience, please contact Jenna Vanden Brink (412.363.4550 x222).

Homeschoolers Clay Class is offered in the Fall, Winter, and Spring Sessions
Check back to register, or visit our Camps page for youth summer programs

Ages 7-14. This class is designed for young artists to have fun and socialize with peers while creating and learning various ceramic techniques. Your child will receive one-on-one attention on the wheel and complete various hand-built projects learning coil, slab, and pinch techniques. Students will also have time to free play with clay and see other artists work in our community studio.

If you have questions, or would prefer to pay with an alternate method, please contact Jenna Vanden Brink (412.363.4550 x222).

Youth Clay Class is offered in the Fall, Winter, and Spring Sessions
Check back to register, or visit our Camps page for youth summer programs

Ages 8-12. Your child will create functional and decorative work drawing upon their imagination and environment for creativity. Projects will provide students with an opportunity to find inspiration in area architecture and natural forms.  Your instructor will teach various hand-building techniques and will have a chance to try the potter’s wheel.

If you have questions, or would prefer to pay with an alternate method, please contact Jenna Vanden Brink (412.363.4550 x222).

 

Summer Session: 
Friday, August 22, 6-9 pm
Saturday, August 23, 10 am - 4 pm
Sunday, August 24, 1-4 pm

Cost: $150

Join us for a summer exclusive as we throw back to Union Project's stained glass days. Using a recycled window as a canvas, participants will design and create a vibrant glass mosaic to take home at the end of this intensive. Learn the basics of stained glass mosaic-design, glass cutting techniques, layout and grouting. All materials are provided and no experience is necessary.

To register for this class, you must complete the registration form below and submit payment via Paypal. Your registration is not complete until payment is received.

If you have questions, or would prefer to pay with an alternate method, please contact Jenna Vanden Brink (412.363.4550 x222).

Summer Session: 
2 Sundays, September 7 - 14, 1-4 pm
Cost: FREE

Union Project invites members of the deaf community to a ceramics workshop developed in partnership with Creative Citizen Studios. This is a free, two-part workshop taking place on Sunday, September 7 and Sunday, September 14 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm. The workshop will be held in Union Project's ceramics studio. Whether you have zero experience in clay or years of experience - this workshop will give you an introduction to hand-building techniques. Everyone will also have a chance to try the wheel. All work created will be glazed and fired to completion. Work will be finished and ready for pick up two weeks after the workshop. All materials and tools are provided.

There will be ASL interpreters on site.  Union Project is wheelchair accessible via our Stanton Avenue door - staff will meet all participants there.

This workshop is free, but spots are limited to ten people. Please register for your spot by completing the registration form below.  If you have any questions, please contact Jenna Vanden Brink - jenna@unionproject.org or 412-363-4550.

Union Project is located at 801 N. Negley Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206.  All workshop participants should enter the building from the side door located on Stanton Avenue (we'll be there to meet you).

Fall Session:
Friday, November 7, 7-10 pm
Cost: $65/pair or $40/person

Voted Best Imbibed Crafting by Pittsburgh Magazine!

Spend Friday night with buddies, drinking wine, in the studio! Grab a buddy or a date for three hours of clay and wine.  Everyone will have a chance to play on the wheel, and our instructor will also teach you a variety of handbuilding techniques!  Clay, wine, and firing costs are included in the fee.

To register for this class, you must complete the registration form below and submit payment via Paypal. Your registration is not complete until payment is received. This workshop is for adults aged 21 and over.

If you have questions, or would prefer to pay with an alternate method,
please contact Jenna Vanden Brink (412.363.4550 x222).