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, July 21, 10am-Noon
Friday, August 24, 6-8pm

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!

$55 includes firing of one pot.



Friday, February 9, 6-9pm or
Saturday, February 10, 3-6pm
$115 per couple includes all materials, firing, and desserts

Take your valentine out for a night of creativity! You and your date will throw a bowl on the pottery wheel as well as create a handbuilt mug.

Enjoy some delicious Valentine’s treats between the two activities. Leave your stilettos at home and dress to get messy in this entirely new approach to Valentine’s Day. It will be a big hit with your loved one!



Saturday, February 10, 10-11am

Come with your valentine, or come make something special for that special person! Along with our usual variety of pieces to paint, we will have some extra special valentine-themed items for you to choose from! Price varies on the pieces you choose.


Saturday and Sunday, March 10 & 11, 10am-4pm

$190 does not include firing fees. However, for this workshop firing fees are 1/2 price.

One of our favorite visiting artists, Larry Elardo, is back this year to teach a new workshop! In this workshop, you will learn methods to create large scale ceramics, containers, furniture and sculptures for indoors or out. We will explore how to design pieces that can survive New England winters as well as the clays that are best for them.

Students will design their own pieces and use forms as a method for controlling shape. Larry will bring along his incredible box of (mostly found) texturing tools and demonstrate how he uses texture as part of the process for creating visually engaging surfaces.

Larry has inspired us for years. He is an innovator, always working on new ideas, new ways of working with clay and new ways of “breaking the mold,” so to speak. Larry works on a very different scale than most ceramic artists. His 6+ foot garden sculptures are truly jaw-dropping.


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