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A Teaching Studio

For The Ceramic Arts

Locally Sourced ×  HandCRAFTED

 

Ton Pottery has a goal to create a vibrant teaching space for the ceramic arts.  Our mission is to create a community of potters young and old, to instill a want to congregate and create in a well-equipped studio...

 

Ton Pottery is a Ceramics Teaching Studio, Retail space, and Gallery in Millvale, PA.  We offer adults and kids classes in handbuilding and wheel throwing, along with workshops, baby and me time for parents of young children and open studio time for the more advanced student.  

Our retail space offers functional and small sculptural works by owner Dan Kuhn and well as work from a few other artists from western PA .

Our Gallery is a fully lit, white walled space for 2D and 3D works.  Curated group shows as well as solo shows will be exhibited.  If you are interested in having a show in The Gallery at Ton Pottery please email us at tonpottery@gmail.com 

Look for us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TonPotteryPittsburgh/

Instagram: @tonpottery

Ton Pottery Hours

Retail and Gallery

Tuesday-Friday 8-3, Saturdays 9-5
Open Studio Times
Tuesday-Friday 8-3, Saturdays 9-5
Class Times
9am-noon
6:30pm-9:30pm
kids classes 3:30-5

 

Phone

(412) 408-3079

 

Location

220 North Ave.
Millvale, PA15209

 

Hours

Tuesday 8am–3pm

Wednesday 8am–9pm

Thursday 8am–3pm

Friday 8am–3pm

Saturday 9am–5pm

CLOSED SUNDAY & MONDAY

 
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4 Week beginner/intermediate Session

$170.00

Monday night ,Tuesday morning or night, Thursday morning or night, Saturday Morning 

 

Rolling Enrollment

Please email for next session start date. Tonpottery@gmail.com

 

We currently offer morning classes on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 9am-noon

Evening Classes are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday nights 6:30-9:30pm

Students have the option of 12, 6, or 4 week sessions.  The 4 week session allows students to work around a busy schedule and still learn a few of the basics of hand made pottery and another 4 week session can always be added on.  Students will learn handbuilding and wheel thrown techniques.  All materials and firing are included in the price of an class.

Classes are consecutive, any missed classes can be made up on a different day of the week within the consecutive 4 weeks.

Tool kit will need to be purchased online or at the studio. 

 

Please let us know if you what an evening or morning class

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6 week session Adult Beginner/ Intermediate Pottery Class (6 Weeks)

$250.00

 

Rolling Enrollment

Please email for next session start date. Tonpottery@gmail.com

We currently offer morning classes on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 9am-noon

Evening classes are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday nights 6:30-9:30pm

Students who can't commit to 12 weeks can try out a 6 week class.  Learn the process of hand-building in the first few weeks of class. Pinch pots, coil vessels and slab techniques will be the main focus.  Students will then learn how to use the potters wheel, throwing and trimming techniques will be demonstrated.  

Each session will have weekly demonstrations and multiple glaze firings.  Students will have multiple finished pieces at the end of 6 weeks, and might just wanna keep going.  If that is the case the 12 week price will be extended to those who want to continue.

6 and 12 week classes are consecutive.  Any missed classes can be made up on a different day of the week within those consecutive weeks. 

Each 6 week session will explore new techniques being discussed and experimented with in the clay world.

Cost includes clay, glazes and firing.

Tool kit will need to be purchased separately online or at the studio on the first day of class.

Please specify which day and time you would like to attend class

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12 week session Adult Beginner/ Intermediate Pottery Class (12 Weeks)

$385.00

 

Rolling Enrollment

Tonpottery@gmail.com

 

We currently offer morning classes on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 9am-noon

Evening Classes are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday nights 6:30-9:30pm

Students will learn the process of  hand-building in the first few weeks of class. Pinch pots, coil vessels and slab techniques will be the main focus.The next step will be throwing. Everyone will learn how to use the potters wheel and will walk away with more than one thrown pot. Students will then, with instruction, glaze the work they have made.

Each session will have weekly demonstrations and multiple glaze firings.12 weeks will give students enough time to try everything more than once.

Each 12 week session will explore new techniques being discussed and experimented with in the clay world.

Classes run consecutively, if a class is missed it can be made up on a different day of the week within the 12 weeks 

Cost includes clay, glazes and firing

Tool kit will need to be purchased separately online or first day of class at the studio.

Please specify Day and time you would like to attend

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Adult Advanced Pottery Class

$450.00

 

CLASS DATES: Fall Session Sept 5th through Nov 21st                                                        Friday Mornings 9am-12:30pm Only

Classes will explore all facets of ceramics. From slip casting and mold-making to woodfired ware, The advanced class will keep the advanced student thinking. Each session will focus in depth on 2 to 3 techniques over the 12 weeks. Classes will run an extra half hour to leave time for extended demonstrations. Slip and glaze techniques will also be discussed at length.

No production throwing.

Cost includes clay, glazes and firing. 

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Saturday Kids Class

$150.00

Saturday 10am-12pm  rolling enrollment

 

Kids, ages 6 and up, will learn handbuilding techniques as well as the potters wheel.  From 10am-12 students will explore many projects, from birdhouses, trivetts and mugs to name plates, bowls and whatever the imagination comes up with.   This is a nice way to spend a saturday morning that doesn't involve a screen,and gives the parents some time to get things done! *Parents are welcome to stay, but not required to. Interested in taking a class with your child? Ask about our options!

includes 5 consecutive classes 

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Open Studio (6 Session Card)

$250.00

 

The studio is available Tuesday through Saturday 9am-3pm. Each session is 3 hours long and cannot be broken up into smaller segments. Students can pay per hour at $15 per hour outside of card sessions 

 *** 6 Session Punch Card is purchased at a discounted rate. This allows you to come to any 6 open studio sessions of your choice. Punch card expires one year from purchase.

For the Intermediate to Advanced Student, Open Studio offers non-instructional sessions to make your own work.

Cost includes clay, glazes and firing- material limits may apply, additional supplies available for purchase

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Open Studio (12 Session Card)

$385.00

 

The studio is available Tuesday through Saturday 9am-3pm.  Each session is 3 hours long and cannot be broken up into smaller segments.  Students can pay per hour at $15 per hour outside of card sessions 

*** 12 Session Punch Card is purchased at a discounted rate. This allows you to come to any 12 open studio sessions of your choice. Punch card expires one year from purchase.

For the Intermediate to Advanced Student.  Open Studio offers non-instructional sessions to make your own work.

Cost includes clay, glazes and firing- material limits may apply, additional supplies available for purchase

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Baby and Me Session

$25.00

 

For babies and caregivers of all ages! 

30 minute mini sessions will use non-toxic materials and safe methods to create keepsake pieces. We block out an hour so that you can arrive late or leave early if needed.

Participants will make a piece with their baby and choose a glaze color. Ton Pottery staff will glaze and fire your piece for pickup in 1-2 weeks. 

Cost per session includes clay, glazes and firing. 

Projects include hand prints, wall plaque, tray or ornament. 

*** Ask about our discounted group sessions for you and your friends!

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Private Makers Party

$200.00

 

Groups of up to 25 people can come in for one night and make a functional piece of pottery that they will be able to use in their home.  Folks are welcome to bring in food and drink of any kind and we will have tables set up for just for that.  We also have many local restaurants that are happy to send food and drinks over for your event. A 2 hour workshop will make one project and the 3 hour workshop will make a two projects.  We glaze and fire the work for everyone and someone can stop by and pick all the work up in about 10 days.  $200/10 people minimum. Each participant over 10 is $20 per person. Please call or email for pricing.

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Children's Parties

$200.00

 

Groups of up to 20 kids can come in for a 2 hour session.  Folks are welcome to bring in food and drink of any kind and we will have tables set up for just for that.  A 2 hour workshop will make one project that host will choose ahead of time.  We glaze and fire the work for everyone and someone can stop by and pick all the work up in about 10 days.  $200/10 people minimum. Each participant over 10 is $10 per person (Parents are not counted as "participants"). Please call  or email for pricing.

 
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UPCOMING EVENTS

Kids Make-It Workshop: 11/18 10am-4pm, 12/9 10am-4pm

Bring your kids to make a special holiday gift. Kids age 4+ are welcome to come with an adult to make their own holiday craft. Kids can choose between making a necklace, a key chain, or a small jewelry dish. 
There is no instruction- but we will be here to help and guide as needed. Kids will be given clay to stamp and decorate, will choose a glaze color and in a week the finished projects will be available to pick up. 
Cost is $10 per item made and you may purchase as many items as you like. 
Please leave about 1 hour to complete your project. You do not need to register, but feel free to RSVP to this event so we have an idea how many kids will be coming. You can come any time between 10am until 4pm. 
Two dates available: Saturday, Nov. 18th and Saturday Dec 9th

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Holiday Date Night: 12/1 7pm-9pm

Have a night out while getting some holiday gifts made. Event is 21 and over. $50 per couple covers one tray project per person. Additional projects can be made for $10 each. Light snacks will be provided and you are welcome to BYOB. 
Projects will be available for pickup in a week. 
YOU MUST EMAIL OR CALL TO REGISTER AS SPACE IS LIMITED.
tonpottery@gmail.com
412-408-3079

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Baby Handprint Ornaments: 12/4 3-6pm, 12/10 12pm-3pm, 12/16 10am-2pm

Bring your babies and small kids to make a keepsake handprint ornament or tray. 

Cost is $25 and includes one option:

A- 4 Ornaments
B- 2 Trays
C-2 Ornaments and 1 Tray
Multiple packages may be purchased. Additional Items are $10 each.

There will be no instruction, but we will be here to help get a good hand or foot print of your child. We have lots of stamps for you to put your childs name/date or decorate it yourself. We will glaze and fire the piece and they will be avilable for pickup in a week. 

You do not need to register but we encourage you to RSVP so that we have an estimate of how many people will be here. Please leave yourself about an hour to complete your pieces. Walk-ins are welcome during any of the times and dates listed. Contact us about available times during business hours other days.

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WHO WE ARE

Daniel Kuhn grew up in the Allegheny Valley and studied at California University of Pennsylvania for his undergraduate degree and Indiana University of Pennsylvania for his MFA. He has worked as a teacher and technician at Wortendyke Studio, Chautauqua School of Art, Society for Contemporary Crafts, Touchstone Center for Crafts and Community College of Allegheny County. Daniel is the owner of Ton Pottery in the Millvale section of Pittsburgh, PA, a teaching facility and retail space dedicated to the Ceramics Arts.