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.

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.

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.

Spring Session:
Sunday, April 27, 1-3 pm
Cost: $25/person

Spring a-cometh! It's time to celebrate those sprouts and blooms with handmade ceramic planters and garden markers. This workshop will teach basic hand-building techniques using terracotta clay, and each participant will get to make one planter and ten garden markers. Bring your neighbor, brother, friend, or granny, and get your hands dirty in the studio!

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).

Spring Session: 
10 Mondays, April 21-June 30, 6-9 pm (no class on May 26)
Cost: $215

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).

Spring Session:
10 Thursdays, April 24-June 26, 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, Ben, 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).

Spring Session:
Friday, May 2, 7-10 pm
Cost: $65/pair or $40/person

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).

Spring Session:
10 Saturdays, April 26-June 28, 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).

Spring Session:
2 Saturdays, May 3 and 10, 2-4 pm
Cost: $65/pair or $40/person

This year, celebrate mom in our ceramics studio with a two-day vase-making, flower-arranging extravaganza. During week one, you will create and decorate a ceramic vase while learning soft-slab construction techniques. Then, come back for week two and learn flower arranging 101 with Stephanie Lenhart from The Blue Daisy Floral Designs.  You'll go home with your handmade ceramic vase full of fresh flowers!

Flowers graciously donated by Whole Foods Market Pittsburgh. Expertise graciously donated by Master Florist, Stephanie Lenhart!

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).