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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 is looking at the 2020 Ford Transit-250 Cargo Van Medium Roof Van V-6 cylinder as the vehicle for their Mobile Clay Studio and have decided on the name WHEEL MOBILE! They plan to make the vehicle purchase and have the interior custom work and exterior decaling completed this summer. They have also been purchasing their equipment, material, and tools, including this raku kiln and this pottery wheel. Stay tuned for the Wheel Mobile bringing clay to your neighborhood soon!