From Our Hands to Your Home

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The Village Potters have been busy this winter making pots, teaching classes and making plans to expand the Teaching Center with a mentoring program later this year.  With years of experience at the wheel, this amazing group of potters have entered their fourth year as a “collective”. Their prime location on the ground floor of Riverview Station has collectors and curious visitors are coming in daily.  The Village Potters is going strong celebrating creativity in clay and people!

Sarah Rolland and her husband George, the founders of The Village Potters, have not slowed down with expanding their dream, the facility, and programs for aspiring creative people. All the while, Sarah sets aside time for her first love of making pots, and they are sought after by ceramic collectors across the country. Lori Theriault, Judi Harwood, Karen Dubois, Melanie Robertson and Dearing Davis are the other members of The Village Potters, and they all share Sarah’s passion and bring their own special story to their work.

Lori Theriault, Judi Harwood, and Karen Dubois are also such fabulous and inspiring teachers that their classes in The Village Potters Teaching Center often are full with waiting lists. Why the success? Their passion for clay, coupled with our small, intimate classes that foster creativity and a sense of community equals great success for their students. We often refer to ourselves and our students as family, and as family we aspire to make great pots and mentor our students to become great potters. We offer classes in hand building, sculpture, and wheel throwing as well as workshops in Raku, glazing, and special techniques. Our “Master Series” program celebrates highly sought after potters who have made their name in ceramics through years of hard work and originality.

Each of The Village Potters has their own style and story that comes out in their work. These are artists you want to meet so you can hear and see their story, and when you visit you will be invited and encouraged to “please touch” the work for yourself!

We have three showrooms filled with exquisite work by The Village Potters, and you can tour the   5000+ square foot studios, galleries and teaching center when you visit. You can also find work offered exclusively online, and purchase gift certificates for classes or for the Gallery in our Online Shop.

Come Visit and Shop with us!

From our hands to your Home,

The Village Potters
Sarah Wells Rolland,
Lori Theriault,
Judi Harwood,
Karen Dubois,
Melanie Robertson and
Dearing Davis