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, January 5, 10:30am-12:30pm
Saturday, February 2, 10:30am-12:30pm
$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!



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!


Sunday, December 9, 2-4pm
$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.


Wednesday-Friday, January 2-4, 6-9pm
$165 does not include firing fees, but does include unlimited open studio hours for the week

Want to work on your throwing skills? We will really break the throwing process down and work intensely on problems you’ve been having through drills, games and technique analysis.

This class is not for absolute beginners, but it will be multi-level, so feel free to join us whether you’re relatively new to clay or you’ve been throwing for years and just want a great skills refresher!


Sunday, January 13, 2-4pm
$65 includes all materials and firing fees

Feed the hungry birds and brighten your winter yard at the same time by creating a unique feeder for your feathered friends!

You’ll work with slabs of clay to build a beautiful feeder with a cone shaped, removable roof that will shed the snow and be easy to clean! Texture and decorate your bird house, and at the end of the workshop, you’ll choose a glaze color. We will fire and glaze your birdhouse for you!



Friday, February 15, 6-9pm
or Saturday, February 16, 3-6pm
$125 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!



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