Ton Pottery Back in Business
The ceramics teaching studio has moved from Lawrenceville to a bigger space in Millvale.
You can once again have tons of fun making one-of-a-kind pieces for your home or office at Ton Pottery.
After moving from its former location in Lawrenceville, the ceramics teaching studio has reopened in Millvale following 18 months of extensive renovations.
Located in the former Jerry Kitman’s Furniture Shop on North Avenue, the studio — owned by husband-and-wife duo Daniel Kuhn and Aasta Deth — offers classes, professional services and retail sales. The new space is double the size of the old studio and features a larger retail space and a full fine art gallery.
Classes include adult and kids classes in hand building and wheel throwing, plus workshops and “Baby and Me” time for parents of young children. The expanded retail shop features work by regional potters.
Kuhn, who earned his bachelor's in fine arts from the California University of Pennsylvania, told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that the retail area carries “functional and sculptural work” ranging from $3.50 for an ornament to $1,500 for a sculpture. The most popular items are $20 mugs.
photo courtesy Ton Pottery
Ton Pottery moved to Millvale last July after three years in business. According to the Trib, Kuhn says he relocated the studio because of Lawrenceville’s rent increases, as well as issues regarding residential construction surrounding his location.
Through a lease agreement with The Millvale Development Corp., the owners remodeled the furniture building, which had been badly damaged in a 2004 flood.
Ton Pottery is now open and enrolling for classes. Walk-in hours are Tuesday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit tonpottery.com.