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

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

 

Adult Workshops ON the Pottery Wheel

 

BEGINNER WHEEL 101: BOWLS 


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!

Choose from one of the following dates:
Sunday, February 25, 12-2pm FULL, CALL FOR WAITLIST
Sunday, March 3, 1:30-3:30pm
Saturday, March 9, 10am-Noon
Saturday, March 23, 10:30am-12:30pm
Saturday, March 30, 2-4pm

$75 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!!

 


Valentine's Date Night

Saturday, February 10, 3-6pm
OR
Saturday, February 17, 3-6pm 

$220/couple 

Leave your fancy pants at home and dress to get messy in this alternative approach to Valentine's Day! Take your valentine out for a night of creativity! Scheduled early enough in the evening so that you can go to dinner afterwards or get home early to Netflix and chill! 

You and your date will each throw a bowl on the pottery wheel and then you'll each create a slab built mug! You'll pick glaze colors for all your creations, leave them with us, and we'll fire them and have them ready for you to pick up in 3-4 weeks.

 



ADULT HAND BUILDING WORKSHOPS
(NOT on the pottery wheel)


 

Heirloom Lace Platters

Saturday, February 24, 10am-Noon
$80 includes all materials and firing fees for one platter

It seems that so many of us have a drawer full of lace somewhere that belonged to our grandmother. We feel attached to these heirlooms, but they aren’t really our style…. time to pull them out and use them to create a piece of art that you can display or put to use! 

We will press lace into clay and then form it into bowls (or something else of your choice). Learn how to use slips to brighten the pieces with color. Don’t have lace at home? We’ve got you covered— come use ours!

 


Butter Dish

Saturday, March 2, 10am-Noon
$75 includes all materials and firing fees for one butter dish

For many of us, our butter dishes live out on the counter or the table for everyone to see, but they are plain, old, boring dishes. Why not liven up your daily toast ritual with a gorgeous, handmade lidded butter dish? 

You’ll use templates and slabs to create the appropriate size and shape vessel, and then you’ll use your creativity to make it unique! We’ll give you all the tools you need to create a beautiful, one of a kind dish. You’ll pick glazes at the end of the workshop and your piece will be fired and glazed for you and ready in about a month.

 


Succulent Planter

Saturday, March 16, 10am-12:30pm
$90 includes all materials and firing fees for 3 planters and a tray

How cute are these little planters? 

They'll brighten up any windowsill, and are the perfect size for small succulents or kitchen herbs! Join us in this brand new workshop where you'll get a slab of clay and transform it into an impressive windowsill garden. 

We'll teach you to use patterns to cut out the walls of your pots, use stamps or other found objects to texture them, and then assemble them into an adorable planter set! Finish the set off with a tray to hold all three. 

At the end of the workshop, you'll choose a glaze color for your set, leave your creations with us, and we will fire and glaze them for you and they'll be ready for you to start planting in about a month!

 



MUSHROOM LUMINARIES

Saturday, April 13, 10am-Noon
$80 includes all materials, firing, and glazing of your luminary. 

Create an adorable mushroom themed luminary to add a little whimsy to your home or garden this spring! You’ll start with a flat sheet of clay and you’ll cut a form out of a template. 

You’ll assemble it, stamp and carve details, and add texture to bring your mushroom to life! You’ll make a removable “mushroom cap” lid and cut holes in the “stem” to let the light shine through. Your creation will be glazed and fired for you and ready to enjoy within a month!



ORIGAMI BOWLS

Sunday, April 28, 10am-Noon
$75 includes all materials, firing, and glazing of your bowl.

Here’s a uniquely shaped bowl that is both decorative and functional. You’ll start with a flat sheet of clay and you’ll cut a form out of a template. You’ll assemble it, texture it stamp and add clay details to embellish it. 

This is a great piece to serve in, eat out of, or simply display on your coffee table or mantle! Your bowl will be glazed and fired for you and ready to enjoy within a month!


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