Sheffield Pottery, Inc.

Sheffield Pottery, Inc. Sheffield Pottery offers ceramics supplies such as kilns and potters wheels and our own clay for artists, schools. Upstairs is beautiful finished pottery!
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In the fall of 1943, Joseph and Marie Cowen, newly married , purchased a large farm near the Housatonic River. They raised cows, chickens, and sheep, and sold produce at their roadside farm stand. After seeing an article about pottery in a family magazine, Joe and Marie hauled a bucket of clay from the clay pit on their land to see if they could use this resource to make a living. From Marie's first cup and Joe's first saucer came the beginnings of the present-day Sheffield Pottery, Inc. Clearing out the animals in 1946, the Cowens turned the barn into a small showroom, selling handmade pottery fired in a 6" x 6" kiln. The business rapidly flourished, and by December 1949, Sheffield Pottery was featured in Redbook magazine. By 1965, while raising three children, the Cowens had acquired a clay mixer, pugmill, and a large railroad-car kiln. They incorporated, added to the building to accommodate the huge new kiln, and started selling ceramic supplies and clays as well as their pottery, which had now established their business as a part of the growing Berkshire tourist trade. Joseph Cowen retired in 1982, turning the business over to his youngest son, John, who is now President of Sheffield Pottery, Inc. John began almost at once to change the focus of the company toward becoming a high-quality ceramics supplier. A new warehouse went up in 1983, to allow the storage of much larger quantities of dry materials, both for sale and for use in the ever-growing numbers of stock and custom moist clay bodies. A new delivery truck was soon on the road throughout the northeast, delivering regularly to customers from Maine to Long Island. In 1993, a 14,000 square foot production, processing and warehouse facility was completed. Attached to the existing warehouse, it allowed us to offer one of the largest stocking quantities of dry materials in the Northeast. New moist clay production equipment and systems were added as well, to increase our production to meet demand, while still maintaining our rigid quality control standards. During 2000 and 2001 a second major expansion was undertaken, offering 12,000 additional square feet of production, storage, and loading docks. The fleet of trucks has grown to three, including a tractor trailer truck and a crane unloading system. Our custom-built, computer controlled dry batching system assures accurate formula preparation. We have installed the finest mixing technology available by using an Erich high intensive mixer. The move of all the clay production from the original barn to the new addition has allowed for the beginning of a renovation and expansion of our retail showrooms. The ceramic supplies and retail pottery are both being given their own enlarged spaces, to enhance customer convenience. Sheffield Pottery has built a reputation for premium quality products, excellent customer service, and dependability, and we are looking forward to continuing to build our history and traditions into the years to come.

Operating as usual

11/26/2020

Our Thanksgiving celebrations may be different this year, but we will always be grateful for you, our customers.

Our workers have worked tirelessly to supply excellent service during the challenges of Covid. In recognition of their work and to help everyone to celebrate, we have decided to close both on Thanksgiving and on the Friday after Thanksgiving.

On behalf of all of us at the Sheffield Pottery, we wish you and yours a very happy and safe Thanksgiving.

John and Diane Cowen
Sheffield Pottery

PS. Our website will, of course, stay open….

03/18/2020

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT : We are closing our retail shopping area for customers who want to do browse shopping.

We are still filling customer pick up orders. Mon thru Sat 10am-4pm.

Please place your order online, then call us to let us know when you plan on picking it up so that we can prepare your order for quick pick-up.

Thanks!

We are requiring for 24 hours’ notice for customer pick-ups.

Sadly, Will our cat has passed. He went peacefully after a short illness.  He enjoyed having you all visit him over the ...
01/14/2020

Sadly, Will our cat has passed. He went peacefully after a short illness. He enjoyed having you all visit him over the years.

11/23/2019
L & L Cyber Monday Kiln Package Sale | Electric Ceramic Kilns | Sheffield Pottery

HOLIDAY SALES ARE ON
L&L Cyber Monday Kiln Packages
Shimpo Freebies
Brent Wheels with Free Glazes
BEST SALE EVER ON L&L KILNS!
L&L Cyber Monday Kiln Packages

Americas most beloved kilns packaged at almost 35% off with Vent System, Furniture Kit and Free Freight*.

Upgrade to Genesis Touch Screen and New Solid State Relays at with incredible discounts!

Many Models including:
E18S Package Just $1999! (save $986)
E23T3 Package Just $2999 ! (sale $1546)
EQuad Pro 2327-3 Just $3599 ! (save $1796)
https://www.sheffield-pottery.com/L-L-Cyber-Monday-Kiln-Package-Sale-s/1243.htm

Th eL & L Cyber Monday Kiln Package Sale is the best prices ever for L&L kilns. Packaged here with vent and furniture kit!

10/31/2019

Please note Winter Season hours :
M-F 8:30-5 :Office and Retail
Saturday 10-4 : Retail only
Sundays : Closed

Sheffield Pottery, Inc.'s cover photo
10/05/2019

Sheffield Pottery, Inc.'s cover photo

The New Amaco Potters Choice Glazes Are Here !!!https://www.sheffield-pottery.com/category-s/1209.htm
09/27/2019
New Amaco Potters Choice Glazes

The New Amaco Potters Choice Glazes Are Here !!!
https://www.sheffield-pottery.com/category-s/1209.htm

Sheffield offers free shipping and great discounts on thousands of ceramic supplies products everyday. Clay, kilns, potters wheels, tools, glazes, equipment, Mason Stains, plasters, and more for your pottery studio or classroom with easy online ordering. Find us in person at the NCECA and NAEA Confe...

Special Sale: Save 50% on L&L Ventsure Kiln vent with purchase of a new L&L kiln from now until November 30th, 2019! L&L...
09/17/2019

Special Sale: Save 50% on L&L Ventsure Kiln vent with purchase of a new L&L kiln from now until November 30th, 2019!
L&L studio kilns ship free freight to the lower 48 !*
*see www.sheffield-pottery.com for details

05/05/2019

Teaching the next generation how to throw on Brent Potters Wheels 💕

05/05/2019

Parish Pottery Day!!!

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05/05/2019

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05/05/2019
05/01/2019

This Sunday from 10-4 we’re hosting our Annual Parish Pottery Day! Swing by the Pottery for a fun filled day of music, raffles, refreshments, free demos and tours! Admission is free!! Purchase a ticket for your chance to WIN a John Deere Z54OR Zero-Turn or John Deere X580 Mower or $3,000 CASH!!! Tickets are $25 & can be purchased at Sheffield Pottery in-advance as well as during the event.

This Event is to help our local churches, and in turn we donate 50% of ALL Retail Pottery Sales And 10% of ALL Ceramic Supplies Sales from midnight to midnight on Sunday, May 5, 2019.

Please help show your support of our community!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1631790300257234/?ti=icl

Help our friends win this contest... give 'em a like !
04/16/2019

Help our friends win this contest... give 'em a like !

"Circle of Friends" by Lauren Dixon and the Dubach School students and faculty

"Our Bulldog is named 'Circle of Friends.' This is fitting because Dubach School students, faculty, and friends were all involved in painting the dots and circular designs found on our Bonus Bulldog Design. Patterns of circles and dots were chosen because of the unique yet captivating appearance as well as the simplicity of the design which was attractive for all ages and skill levels. In all, 162 people contributed to the designs on our bulldog entry. The students and faculty of Dubach School would be thrilled and honored to have the opportunity to design the Bonus Bulldog and have it displayed for everyone in Lincoln Parish to enjoy. The Ruston Bulldog Project is all about bringing the community together with the arts and what better way to celebrate our community and the arts than to have so many people working together to put their mark of creativity on the Ruston Bonus Bulldog!" - Lauren Dixon

To vote, simply "Like" the photo of your favorite design.

Voting closes Tuesday, April 30 at midnight.

Sheffield Pottery, Inc.'s cover photo
04/07/2019

Sheffield Pottery, Inc.'s cover photo

01/29/2019
Mental Floss

Wow!!!

This handmade pottery is remarkably precise.

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Coupon Alert: Use code GNT19 to save 10% on any glazes and 10% off already discounted hand tools and trimmers!!! Glazes ...
01/13/2019
Kilns, Potters Wheels & Clay | Discount Ceramic Supplies

Coupon Alert: Use code GNT19 to save 10% on any glazes and 10% off already discounted hand tools and trimmers!!!
Glazes and Tools are Free shipping in the USA!*
Glazes in gallons and pails exempt from free shipping to Alaska and Hawaii.
https://www.sheffield-pottery.com/

Sheffield offers free shipping and great discounts on thousands of ceramic supplies products everyday. Clay, kilns, potters wheels, tools, glazes, equipment, Mason Stains, plasters, and more for your pottery studio or classroom with easy online ordering. Find us in person at the NCECA and NAEA Confe...

Kiln Sitter
12/22/2018

Kiln Sitter

Glaze and Tool Coupon is Back* ! Use code GNT17 to get 10% off all Glazes and an additional 10% off already discounted h...
11/11/2018
Kilns, Potters Wheels & Clay | Discount Ceramic Supplies

Glaze and Tool Coupon is Back* ! Use code GNT17 to get 10% off all Glazes and an additional 10% off already discounted hand-tools and trimmers!. Glazes and tools are always free shipping! (pails and gallons exempted from free shipping to Alaska and Hawaii.) * Limited time : ends Nov 21st. $35 minimum
https://www.sheffield-pottery.com/

Sheffield offers free shipping and great discounts on thousands of ceramic supplies products everyday. Clay, kilns, potters wheels, tools, glazes, equipment, Mason Stains, plasters, and more for your pottery studio or classroom with easy online ordering. Find us in person at the NCECA and NAEA Confe...

Address

995 N Main St
Sheffield, MA
01257

General information

Phone Toll-Free: 1-888-774-2529 or 1-888-SPI-CLAY Phone Local: 1-413-229-7700 Fax: 1-413-229-0200 Mailing Address: Sheffield Pottery, Inc. 995 North Main St P.O.Box 399 US Rt. 7 Sheffield, MA 01257

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00
Thursday 08:30 - 17:00
Friday 08:30 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
Sunday 10:00 - 16:00

Telephone

+1 888-774-2529

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Nice to meet Diane Cowan from Sheffield Pottery yesterday. I’ve been a happy customer for about 25 years now! Sheffield Pottery Supply is the best!
Wisconsin! Perfect for Midwest potters.
I just bought my first wheel for home use and I am so excited! Thanks for making the process of buying, easy, informative and fun!
Man! What a great customer service team this company has. I had an issue with a new wheel I purchased through Sheffield and with their assistance, I had a trouble free return and reorder on this pricey piece of equipment. They expedited the process when there was resistance from the manufacturer. In the end, all is good I highly recommend Sheffield for your pottery needs.
Please tell what to add to an existing glaze to make it dimensional? thank you.
Great selection and prices. Easy to work with for special orders.
Fellow artists & friends of artists! Here's a project that I think you'll love: potter MaryMar Keenan of MMclay Ceramics is running a Kickstarter to fund a new production studio & keep art alive in San Francisco. Check out the ceramics she's giving as rewards & help spread the news - please share the link!
Fellow artists & friends of artists! Here's a project that you'll love: potter MaryMar Keenan of MMclay Ceramics is running a Kickstarter to fund a new production studio & keep art alive in San Francisco. Check out the ceramics she's giving as rewards & help spread the news - please share the link!
Good job.
It's my birthday today and many years ago my parents had a plate made by Sheffield to commemorate my birthday. It's marked on the back. It has traveled with me over many moves in 66 years and is one of my most cherished possessions. Thank you to who ever made this for them and for me!
Can Cosmic Tea Dust glaze be used at Cone 10?
Here is another shot of our new DD9 Olympic downdraft gas kiln just delivered and set up today from Sheffield Pottery!