Five Pottery Stations Available In the Heart of the New Torrington Downtown
Unique pottery gifts for all occasions,
including jewelry by Ava McNamee
Come Experiment, Play, Succeed, Fail, Have a Blast
Great Glazes and Finishes for You to Use
Great Pieces to Fall in Love With
We'd Love to Have You Join Us
Bring a Love of Working With Your Hands and the Desire to Experiment
Water Street Potters Make Something Today!
Bake some bread for Christmas in one of our Cloches
There is nothing as delicious as some home baked bread.
Recipe included. Let me know you are coming and I’ll include some sour dough starter.
If you are looking for pottery, pottery cups, pottery bowls, pottery mugs, or any other unique, hand-crafted pottery gifts, take a look at the pottery crafts we have in our store in Torrington
If you are looking for ceramic pottery, ceramic cups, ceramic bowls, ceramic mugs, or any other unique, hand-crafted ceramic gifts, take a look at the ceramic crafts we have in our store in Torrington Ceramics are not only made by clay but also other materials like glazes, while pottery is made up of only clay. Pottery is a form of ceramics. Ceramics is a broader aspect of molding certain materials into something artistic or something of use.
There are three main types of pottery/ceramic. These are earthenware, stoneware and porcelain. To create a piece of pottery, the potter must form a ceramic/clay body into a specific object, whether by hand built or wheel thrown techniques, and then heat it at a high temperature in a kiln to remove water from the clay. There are two main methods of making pottery: hand built and wheel thrown. The Old English word thrawan from which to throw comes, means to twist or turn. When people talk about throwing pottery, they generally mean the process from the time the clay touches the wheel to the time the wheel is stopped. In this more general (and most commonly used) sense, throwing is the entire activity of shaping the clay on the potter's wheel.
There are three main techniques involved in making hand built pottery:
Pinch pot – a simple form of hand-made pottery that's been around since ancient times
Coiling – using clay, the potter rolls it until it forms a long roll.
At Water Street Potters, (39 Water Street in the heart of downtown Torrington) we rent space for experienced potters, that can be used at any time, night or day, for a nominal fee per month. We also have great pieces of pottery for sale!
Contact us for more information, or feel free to come in and browse our unique pottery pieces, there are great gifts for every occasion.