Elegant shapes with a touch of whimsy…enhanced with rich, jewel-like glazes…please the eye and the hands that hold them.
These are the trademarks of Purple Sage Pottery, located in the town of Merrimac in northeastern Massachusetts.
The slab built and wheel thrown reduction-fired pottery of potter Iris Minc is available year-round for purchase from the Purple Sage gallery.
Twice annually the studio puts on a Pottery Sale Extravaganza, where the public may purchase the functional and decorative wares, and clay sculptures of another 14 New England potters.
At Purple Sage, you can also take pottery classes from one of several dedicated teachers, enjoy open studio time on Saturdays or rent studio space.
Purple Sage News
Sign up now for Summer Classes!
Starting the week of March 25th
We offer classes for all ages taught by teachers as committed to teaching as they are to pottery. While grounded in the fundamentals of hand-building, throwing and glazing, we strive to nurture your creative spirit. Classes are small, having at most 10 students. You can take full advantage of our well-equipped studios, including electric wheels, slab rollers, extruders and various tools. We have an extensive selection of beautiful reduction-fired glazes. Your work is handled with great care, and we pride ourselves on the exceptional results we get from our 70 cubic foot gas fired kiln.
click here for a printable pdf of the class brochure
for more information go to Classes
Spring Studio Sale
Our Annual Spring Studio Sale will be on
May 4th & 5th
We will have an abundance of of beautiful handmade pottery and clay sculpture form 13 local potters, a kiln opening on Saturday morning, demonstrations on the potters wheel and refreshments.
the State of Clay
at the Lexington Arts and Crafts Society
the 7th biennial juried show for Massachusetts clay artists
April 22 - May 20, 2012
Obviously this show is over, but Mochi received a Jurror's award and Iris received the peoples choice award for their respective pieces.
Mochizuki, Fumihiko's piece "Full Moon and Energy" and Iris' 9 piece installation "Lotus" are among the 81 pieces chosen by jurror Doug Casebeer for the 2012 State of Clay juried ceramics show. Doug's criteria for the show were:
1. a demonstrated proficiency in material
2. a spirit of exploration and play
See the fall edition of "Clay Times" magazine. We are featured in it!
New Gallery section
We now have an expanded photo gallery with glaze samples, and pictures of all the standard production items that we make here at Purple Sage Pottery and a corresponding price list, plus some of our one-of-a-kind pieces.
Please give us your email address to receive emails about our shows. If you would like information about our classes make sure to put your name on the classes list.
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