The Clay Case

The Clay Case is your studio-to-go.  

Our vision for the Clay Case is to continue bringing our studio – and authentic ceramic experiences – into homes and schools all over Pittsburgh.

The Clay Case comes with all the materials, tools, instruction, and inspiration to help you express your creative voice in clay anywhere you go! This kit is perfect for artists of all skill levels.

 

For Classrooms, Teachers, and Students:

Union Project has been bringing ceramics programming to schools since 2010. We recognize the importance of leaving our building to engage with people where they are. We also see the need in our local schools to integrate arts programming into the curriculum to inspire students in new ways.

The Clay Case meets both of those needs – providing mobile programming and deepening the classroom experience.

Teachers can purchase Clay Cases for their classroom, or apply for one of our fully funded Clay Case programs with a Union Project teaching artist.  In 2015, we held a crowdraiser that successfully raised funds to send 200 of our Clay Cases and a teaching artist into Pittsburgh schools at no cost to the school or students.  Our teaching artists help integrate Clay Cases into classroom curricula to build meaningful and impactful learning experiences for students.  Afterwards, the Clay Cases remain in the classroom for future use, or students can take them home to extend the fun and learning to their families!

Read about the Brashear Association's experience working with the Clay Case.
To apply for a free Clay Case program for your classroom, please email Milo Berezin at milo@unionproject.org.

 

For Families and Friends:

The Clay Case brings families together with creative and fun hands-on clay experiences. When you put your mind to it, you can shape clay into any form! After your masterpiece is complete, bring your finished creations to Union Project to be fired in our kiln, where you can also get a Clay Case refill, try out the potter's wheel in a class or workshop, or see artists at work in a community studio.

The Clay Case is intended for ages 6+ with parental supervision, and is great for families up to four people. You can purchase a Clay Case now at Union Project or contact Stephanie Sun at Shop@unionproject.org to reserve your Clay Case for pickup!

The Clay Cases for sale were funded by Union Project, separate from the 2015 crowdraiser for schools and classrooms.

 

Each Clay Case Contains:

  • 2 lbs of Clay
  • Sponge
  • Water Dish
  • Metal Rib
  • Wooden Rib
  • Wire Cutter
  • Loop Tools
  • Wooden Stylus
  • Paint Brushes
  • Wooden Knife
  • 3 Jars of Underglaze: Yellow, Blue, and Red
  • Work Mat with Instructions and Project Ideas

 

How Does it Work?

  1. Get your Clay Case at Union Project (schools interested in the Clay Case program should contact Milo Berezin at milo@unionproject.org).
  2. Create and decorate your very own clay creations at home or anywhere you like!
  3. Drop your creations off at Union Project (you can wait until they begin to dry, so you won’t distort your creations when moving them).
  4. Your clay creations will be fired to 1753° in Union Project's kiln (firing is included in the cost of the Clay Case).
  5. Pick up your fired clay masterpieces and enjoy them at home!

 

Share Your Masterpieces with us!

Have you already created with your Clay Case? We want to know how it went! Please email feedback or photos of your creations to Milo Berezin at milo@unionproject.org, or share them on our Facebook!