REGISTRATION

To register:

Call us at 860-963-7807 

E-mail dot@sawmillpottery.com

or stop by the studio at 112 Main St. in Putnam.


 

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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 dot@sawmillpottery.com 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

**MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED IN ALL WORKSHOPS**

Pieces can take up to a month to get fired, glazed, and ready for pick up.

Can’t find a workshop that fits your schedule? Try a private lesson! Private lessons are $60/hour for the first person, and an additional $40/hour for any additional people. 

TO REGISTER: Call 860-963-7807

 


BEGINNER WHEEL 101 

Wheel 101 is our most popular workshop. Choose one of the dates below and enjoy a two hour intro to creating bowls on the pottery wheel. You’ll learn to “throw” the clay and have the opportunity to make two bowls. 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!

Sunday, August 21, Noon-2PM
Sunday, September 18, Noon-2PM
Saturday, September 24, 10am-Noon

$70 includes all materials, firing and glazing of your bowls

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.

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!

No experience necessary!!

 


HAND BUILDING WORKSHOPS
(not on the pottery wheel)

 

LIDDED BOXES

$70 includes all materials, firing and glazing of your box

 Sunday, August 28, Noon-2pm

Create a beautiful, one of a kind lidded box! Perfect for jewelry, salt or sugar, cotton balls, or any treasures you can find! You’ll use circle or oval templates to cut out the top and bottom, and then a rectangle template for the wall. 

You can texture it with stamps, lace, found objects, etc. and then you’ll learn how to assemble the parts. Finally, we’ll help you create a handle or knob for the lid. 

When it’s all done, you’ll pick your favorite glaze combination from our glaze wall. We’ll fire and glaze your box for you, and it will be ready for you to pick up in about a month.

 


OWLS!

Sunday, September 11, Noon-2 

$75 includes all materials, firing and glazing of your owl

Back by popular demand! Come create an owl with us! We will throw a basic shape for you and teach you how to turn the simple form into a fun, creative owl! 

Use our techniques and your imagination to make your owl unique. Your owl can be a bank, a luminary, or just an adorable decoration! 

At the end of the workshop, you’ll choose a glaze color and leave your creation with us to fire and glaze. Rather paint it? You can schedule a time to come in and paint your owl with underglazes after it has been bisque fired.

 


HANDBUILT MUGS

Sunday, October 9, Noon-2pm 

$70 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. 

At the end of the workshop, you’ll choose a glaze color, leave the mug with us, and we will fire and glaze it for you. It will be ready for your salted caramel hot chocolate as the fall days grow colder!

 


CLAY PUMPKIN CARVING

Saturday, September 24, 2-4pm or Sunday, September 25, Noon-2pm 

$85 includes all materials, firing, and glazing of your pumpkin.

Join us for this popular workshop prepared with an idea for your Jack-O-Lantern. 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 Halloween! 

Participants must reserve a spot at least 3 days prior to the workshop.

 


OTHER OPTIONS 

Can’t make it to one of our workshops? Or have your own project in mind? Try one of these other options, customizable to fit your time and interests: 

Private Lessons: $60/hour for the first person, $40/hour for any additional people 

Parties: $225/hour for up to 6 people, $25/hour for any additional people 

Call us to set something up or to get more details!


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