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The Union Project Ceramics Cooperative assists emerging artists in growing and strengthening their creative process in a supportive, communal environment. The co-op artists create together in a shared space, energize one another, and collaborate together.
Cooperative members participate in a community that shares space, knowledge, and studio responsibilities. Members are encouraged to contribute service according to their skills, interests, and the needs of the studio. Members are also encouraged to learn the technical skills involved in running a community studio.
All levels of co-op membership are guaranteed access to the studio during regular business hours (9am-5pm Mon-Fri) and often in the evenings as well, use of studio equipment on a first-come first-served basis, regular access to studio bisque and glaze firings, storage space, and use of studio glazes. Members must provide their own clay.
UP Cooperative members also benefit from opportunities to sell their work, including the Three Rivers Arts Festival and UP's Mother of all Pottery Sales.
Memberships to the UP Ceramics Co-op start at $130/month, see the complete co-op agreement for details. Financial accommodations may be made based on need and according to current co-op membership levels. Union Project staff will review individual requests on a case-by-case basis.
UP also offers apprentice level memberships for youth under 18. Apprentice members exchange hour for hour studio time for service, learn a variety of technical studio tasks, have a storage space, and are provided the same access to the studio as Associate Members.
To set up an interview or tour of the studio, please contact Jenna at 412-363-4550 x222 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current Co-op Members