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.

Upcoming Workshops


Saturday, November 3, 10:30-12:30
Friday, December 14, 6-8pm
$60 includes firing of one pot.

Wheel 101 is a two hour intro 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 a month!


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, November 24, 10:30-12:30
$55 does NOT include firing fees. Your firing fees will be based on the size of the tree you make.

Make a fun, modern Christmas tree or two or three for your Christmas table or mantlepiece. They’re gorgeous on their own, or you can pop a candle under it to light up the room!

You’ll cut a cone pattern out of a slab of clay and assemble it, then cut out stars or other shapes to let the light through and attach a tree topper! You’ll leave the tree with us to fire and glaze, and you’ll have it back by Christmas.



Saturday, December 1, 10:30-12:30
$60 includes all materials, firing, and glazing of your mug.

Make a Mug that is uniquely yours! We will teach you how to roll a slab of clay, texture it, assemble it and add a handle!

When you’re done, you’ll choose a glaze color, leave the mug with us, and we will fire and glaze it for you! It will be ready to sip from by Christmas!


Friday, December 7
Angels: 6-7pm
Trees: 7-8pm
$20 per ornament includes all materials, firing, and glazing of your ornament

This year, instead of simply cutting shapes out of a slab of clay, we are running two 3 dimensional ornament workshops.

Choose your favorite one, or take both! You can choose to get them glazed by us or come back the following week to paint them.


Saturday, December 8, 10:30-12:30
$65 includes all materials, firing, and glazing of your luminary.

Light up the winter night with a gorgeous luminary! We will throw “dome” forms for you to pierce with designs of your own choosing. You’ll also get a plate form that you can embellish to match.

When you’re done, you’ll choose a glaze color, leave the mug with us, and we will fire and glaze it for you! It will be ready to light up your holiday!


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