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Mobile Studio: Clay for All!

Union Project's Mobile Ceramic Studio will take ceramic making on the road!

Grantee

Union Project

Grant Amount

$79,000

Project

Union Project envisions a world where every Allegheny County resident has a piece of handmade pottery on their shelf that they created themselves, and as a result, a deeper appreciation of the process for creating ceramic artwork and objects. The new Mobile Ceramic Studio will bring that dream one step closer to reality. The mobile studio will be housed in a vehicle (tentatively nicknamed "Pottery Wheels") equipped with clay, tools, a potter's wheel, a mobile Raku kiln, and trained arts educators who lead participants in hands-on ceramic activities.

Progress

Union Project made the decision to purchase the 2020 Ford Transit-250 Cargo Van Medium Roof Van V-6 cylinder as the vehicle for their Mobile Clay Studio and held a public social media contest to help name it. They've narrowed it down to six finalists - stay tuned! They have also been purchasing their equipment, material, and tools, including this raku kiln and this pottery wheel.