Registration Form:
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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


Friday, November 24, Noon-2pm

Tuesday, December 26, 4-6pm

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.


(or elephant or owl or unicorn or……)

November 18, 10am-1pm
November 19, Noon-4pm
Take both days for $125 or just Sunday for $75

Who knew saving money could be fun? It is when you create your very own piggy bank with tons of personality! During this hands-on workshop, Kellie Suplicki will guide you through the process of bringing a simple oval form to life through simple hand-building techniques.

Experienced potters can plan to take both days of the workshop. Don’t have the time or the throwing skills? Kellie will create a form for you so that you can come in on Sunday and get right to work!

On Saturday, Kellie will teach how to throw a closed form that will become the body of your bank. This is appropriate only for participants with strong wheel throwing skills.

On Sunday, the forms will be given life! Come with an idea of what animal you’d like to create, and Kellie will teach you all the skills you’ll need to transform your lifeless oval form into a bank with personality! No experience needed for Sunday’s workshop.

Don't want a piggy? No problem! Let your imagination be your guide!

Clay Pumpkin Carving

Friday, October 6, 6-8pm,
Saturday, Oct 7, 4-6pm, or
Sunday, Oct 8, Noon-2pm

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! Participants must reserve a spot by Wednesday, October 4.

$65 includes all materials and firing fees.


WITH Worcester Center for Crafts
November 4, 5, and 8 $265 plus clay fees

Join us the first weekend in November and experience the marvels of atmospheric firing!

Saturday, November 4, 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, November 5, 7am until the kiln reaches temperature We will take 4 hour shifts throughout the day, stoking the kiln and chilling around the fire.

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


Saturday, November 25, 10-2 (drop-in)

Make one ornament or enough to cover your tree! We will have options for you to either paint a pre-made ornament or create your own from clay. The ornaments will be ready in time to trim your tree or give as gifts for the holiday.

Pay by the piece. Prices will vary and start at $4. Pre-registration is not required, but space is limited.

Make a Mug

Sunday, November 26, Noon-2pm

Learn the basics of handbuilding through a functional mug form. You will learn to use the slab roller, the extruder, and texturing tools to build a beautiful mug. When you've completed your mug, you'll get to choose glaze colors for it.

The mug will be fired and glazed for you and will be ready to pick up in two weeks.

$50 includes firing and glazing

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