Two young children and an adult woman smile as they work with clay between their hands.

Group Programs & Wheel Mobile

Looking for a personalized clay experience for your group?

Union Project offers group ceramics programs to encourage creativity in our Pittsburgh communities. From school programs and birthday parties to social gatherings for adults and corporate team-building events, we love to create joyful and educational ceramics experiences for groups of all kinds.

These programs are custom-built for your group and can range from one-day to multi-week experiences – and may take place at our ceramics studio or at your location.

Contact us to plan your school trip, birthday party, or other group experience.

Some options include:

  • Individualized wheel-throwing instruction for ceramics classrooms
  • Introductory clay workshops in sculpture and functional hand-building
  • Badge-earning workshops for Scouts
  • Empty Bowls tie-ins to promote volunteerism and community engagement
  • Birthday parties for kids and adults
  • Group lessons for clubs or social groups
  • Themed projects for holiday parties
  • OR design your own individualized program with Union Project Arts

Wheel Mobile

Union Project’s Wheel Mobile is a vehicle equipped with clay, tools, a potter’s wheel, and a Raku kiln.

This mobile studio extends UP’s ceramics programming by bringing clay anywhere there’s a road. Our teaching artists can literally show up at a playground, neighborhood festival, library, etc., and provide wheel throwing, hand-building, and Raku firing demonstrations and activities.

Ready to bring clay to your community center, classroom,
or festival?

Young girl proudly smiles and holds up ceramic bowl she made.
Close up of hands shaping white clay into a cylinder on a potter's wheel.

This project received a RADical ImPAct Grant from the Allegheny Regional Asset District (RAD). To learn more about RAD’s impact on our region, visit

Allegheny Regional Asset District logo using tag line Rad Works Here.

Union Project is supported in part by the Allegheny Regional Asset District.