350 South Main Street ,Middletown CT 06457

About us

Wesleyan Potters, Inc. is a non-profit cooperative guild founded in 1948 to promote the learning and development of skills in crafts.
We are not just a pottery; Wesleyan Potters offers classes in three different media: Weaving, Metalsmithing and Ceramics. Our weaving studio upstairs is equipped with 30 looms. Our jewelry studio is fully equipped and has recently acquired new enameling kilns.
Our pottery program currently serves 144 students in nine classes. Our pottery studio is equipped with 18 Pottery wheels, 2 slab rollers, 2 extruders, 2 glazing booths, and generous working space and tools for Handbuilding. We have two gas kilns,7 electric kilns for bisqueware, a raku kiln and a newly rebuilt soda kiln. Our students’ work is high-fired to cone 10.
Our classes are typically 9 weeks long and sessions are offered year round in Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall on a lottery basis. Our well-qualified instructors design classes to accommodate all levels of experience and skill. Additionally,we offer jewelry, ceramics, weaving and basketry workshops which feature demonstrations and hands-on experiences with nationally known craftspeople.
We offer Youth classes for children ranging from grade school up to high school.
Our Gallery/Shop exhibits and sells a constantly changing display of fine handcrafts by Wesleyan Potters members and especially talented outside craftspeople. Items are sold at a range of prices and our staff will help you choose the perfect gift. Our customer service extends to arranging special commission work and some of our members offer small jewelry repairs.
Visitors are welcome by appointment made in advance by calling the Pottery at (860) 347-5925. The program is supported in part from the Department of Economic and Community Development, Connecticut Office of the Arts which also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.