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.

The online registration form is located within each class listing. After you submit the form, you will be to submit payment via Paypal. 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.

Fall Session 3:
4 Wednesdays, November 19-December 17, 5:00-6:30pm (No class on Wednesday, November 26 - Enjoy Thanksgiving!)
Cost: $55

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.  Each young artist will learn various hand-building techniques and will have a chance to try the potter’s wheel.

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).

 

Fall Workshop:
Sunday, December 7, 1-3 pm
Cost: $25/person or $60/family or group of four

Get ready to trim your tree like never before!
You will learn to slab build, coil build, and glaze your way to your very own ornaments.  Multiple techniques will be demonstrated for you to explore.  Once your ornaments have been fired in our kiln, you'll have one-of-a-kind creations to give away or keep!

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).

Winter Session: 
10 Mondays, January 26-March 30, 6-9 pm
Cost: $215

Whether you already have a little experience in clay, or are just starting out – this class will give you an introduction to the fundamentals of wheel-throwing and hand-building. If you have experience throwing on the wheel and want to take it to the next level, this class will also provide the opportunity to advance your skills, explore new forms, and deepen your ceramics experience. Work on more advanced shapes like teapots or larger pieces, and learn small steps to transform a mediocre pot into a beautiful piece. In addition to hands on learning, we’ll take the time to really look at the pieces you make – going beyond the mechanics of throwing and discussing the aesthetics of what makes one pot better than another.

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).

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.

Winter Session:
10 Thursdays, January 29-April 2, 6-9 pm
Cost: $215

Whether you already have a little experience in clay, or are just starting out – this class will give you an introduction to the fundamentals of wheel-throwing and hand-building. If you’ve already learned the basics and want to improve your proficiency, this class will challenge you and help you expand your knowledge or refresh your skills. Your instructor, Rain, will focus on teaching centering, maximizing volume, trimming, glazing, and studio safety.

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).

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.

Winter Session:
10 Saturdays, January 31-April 4, 9 am-12 pm
Cost: $215

Due to popular demand, we've added this Saturday session of Beginning / Intermediate Ceramics! Whether you already have a little experience in clay, or are just starting out – this class will give you an introduction to the fundamentals of wheel-throwing and hand-building. If you’ve already learned the basics and want to improve your proficiency, this class will challenge you and help you expand your knowledge or refresh your skills. Your instructor, Martha, will focus on teaching centering, maximizing volume, trimming, glazing, and studio safety.

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).

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.

Winter Session: 
8 Tuesdays, February 3-March 24, 6-9 pm
Firing is March 27-March 29 at the Laurelville Wood-fire Kiln 
Cost: $250
 

This class is suitable for students at any level, including first time beginners. Students will create a body of work to be fired in the Union Project wood kiln located in the Laurel Highlands near Mt. Pleasant, PA. Students will be encouraged to produce hand built and or wheel thrown functional objects and sculpture. The fundamentals and principals of atmospheric firing and glazing will be discussed and experienced when the class heads down to the kiln to fire the work over the last weekend in March.

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).