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.

Visiting Artist Workshops



April 30, 2016 @ 10:00 am – May 1, 2016 @ 4:00 pm
Cost: $185

This workshop will explore hand-building as well as throwing techniques with colored clay. The focus can be according to the participant’s interest. We will go through the process of wedging stains into the clay, layering the different colors as a starting point to create patterns for slab-building or spirals in thrown pieces.

We will then take it further by faceting, fluting and carving the surface to reveal the striations. It is a wonderfully organic process that integrates the patterned designs with the piece.

The weekend will include a presentation of current colored clay work by a broad range of artists, as well as demonstrations and hands-on.


Upcoming Workshops


Saturday, January 2. 10am-Noon
Friday, February 19. 6-8pm
Saturday, March 5. 10am-Noon
Friday, April 15. 6-8pm
Saturday, May 14. 10am-Noon

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 he 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!


Friday, February 12, 6-8:30pm
Saturday, February 13, 4-6:30pm

Take your valentine out for a shared night of creativity! You and your date will get the chance to throw a bowl on the pottery wheel as well as create a hand built mug. Take a break between the two activities to enjoy some delicious valentine’s treats. 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!

$115 per couple includes all materials, firing, and desserts


Saturday, January 9, 10am-Noon

We’ll have a wheel-thrown lantern and luminary shapes ready for you to pierce with your own unique design. Choose from several styles of luminaries.

$50 includes all materials and firing fees.

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