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.
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Sign up now for Winter Classes!
Starting the week of January 6th
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.
Winter Special! Iris will be teaching a Beginner and Beyond class on Thursday nights.
click here for a printable pdf of the class brochure
for more information go to Classes
Studio Open House and Sale
Saturday, November 16th, 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday, November 17th, noon - 5 pm
A Pottery Sale Extravaganza!
Up to 15 local potters with works in stoneware and porcelain, functional and decorative. The potters will have many beautiful first quality pots as well as some great deals on seconds and discontinued pots. There will be a kiln opening on Saturday morning and demonstrations throughout the show.
This year’s lineup features guest artist Karen Orsillo. See Shows page for more information.
Iris' award winning installation.
4 feet in diameter, consisting of five large leaves, three small leaves, three flowers and a bud. The small leaves and flowers are supported by gently curved copper pipe. Great for a pool with a water fountain spraying over it. Available for purchase.
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.
Page Last Modified 10-31-2013