The Handle Factory was founded  in 2019 by Molly Cantor, a potter and pottery teacher who has had a clay studio and gallery in Shelburne Falls for over 20 years. Amherst potter Paige Wilder is currently studio manager and we have several interns to help keep things running smoothly. The fully equipped space is beautiful, bright, spacious and welcoming. It is located at”The Mill” as the former Lamson and Goodnow campus is now called, which is being beautifully renovated, and houses many artist studios, offices and maker spaces.

We offer classes for adults and children, special workshops, and studio memberships.