Registration Form:
print PDF file and mail with payment to 112 Main St. #14, Putnam, CT 06260

Cancellation Policy: Tuition is refundable up to 1 week prior to the first class minus a $30 registration fee. Within one week, ½ tuition will be refunded. After the first class, tuition is non-refundable.

Late Registration: Registration for all classes closes one week prior to class start date. Late registration will be subject to a 10% late fee.

Contact us: 860-963-7807


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All Ages Workshops

Sawmill Pottery offers classes and workshops for all ages and all levels of experience. Call (860-963-7807) or email us for details or to register.

If you need a place to stay while visiting the area to take a workshop, please check out The Last Green Valley website.

Visiting Artist Workshop

Marino Moretti, of Orvieto, Italy
September 29-30

Saturday & Sunday, September 29-30, 10am-4pm
$225 does not include firing fees

Marino is an internationally acclaimed ceramic artist. He is known for his expressive modern interpretations of classic historic majolica imagery.

In this creatively engrossing workshop, Marino Moretti will teach us his decorating techniques. He will start with a lesson on geometric designs and classical profiles that will lead directly into his majolica techniques. Marino will walk us through his wax resist technique and help us learn a simple process that reveals beautifully successful results. Marino also layers a selenium glaze over a copper oxide that produces stunning results. We will get the chance to try this combination on a piece or two of our own!

Sawmill Pottery will provide tiles, but you will also want to bring simple forms like plates, trays, cylinders, mugs, etc. Plan to have any forms you’d like for the workshop bisque fired ahead of time.

This workshop will have a strong focus on brushes, their different shapes, and the many possibilities which originate from each one’s usage. Students should bring a sketchbook, a pencil and a variety of paint brushes.

Upcoming Workshops


Saturday, Sept 22, 2-4pm

$55 includes firing of one pot.

Wheel 101 is a two hour introduction to creating bowls on the pottery wheel. You’ll learn to “throw” the clay and have the opportunity to make 2 bowls. One is yours to keep, free with the workshop. If you’d like to keep both bowls, there is a small firing fee. You’ll pick glaze colors at the end of the session, and the bowls will be fired and glazed for you and returned in about 3 weeks!


Wood Fire Workshop

October 27, 28, and November 1
$285 plus clay fees ($25/bag)

Sawmill Pottery and Worcester Center for Crafts are teaming up again this fall. Join us the first weekend in November and experience the marvels of atmospheric firing!

Saturday, October 27, 10am-4pm
Glaze and prep pots for the firing. We will learn about "wadding" and the strategies we will use as we load the kiln to make the most of the flame and the soda.

Sunday, October 28, 7am until the kiln reaches temperature We will take 4 hour shifts throughout the day, stoking the kiln and chilling around the fire.

Thursday, November 1, 5-8pm
Kiln unloading, shelf cleaning, pot critique, and potluck dinner!


Saturday, September 22, 10am-12pm $60 includes all materials and firing. Registration required.

Create a gorgeous clay "leaf" bowl using leaves gathered on trails in The Last Green Valley! Use ours or bring your own.

You'll work with slabs of clay, pressing the leaves into the clay and then attaching them together and molding them into a bowl. You'll leave the bowl with us to get glazed and fired. It will be ready for you to pick up by the end of October.



Friday, September 28, 6-8pm, or Saturday, Oct 6, 10am-noon

Participants must reserve a spot by Wednesday, 9/26. $65 includes all materials and firing fees.

Join us for this popular workshop prepared with an idea for your Jack-O-Lantern and pick out your very own pumpkin from our "patch" to get started! We'll provide all the tools, and hints you'll need to carve a pumpkin that will last forever!

Once you've carved your masterpiece, you'll leave your jack-o-lantern with us. We will fire it and glaze it and have it back to you to enjoy for the week before the holiday!


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