The Handle Factory (AKA Shelburne Falls Community Clay) was founded by Molly Cantor, a potter and pottery teacher who has had a clay studio and gallery in Shelburne Falls for over 20 years. Paige Wilder is currently studio manager and we have several interns to help keep things running smoothly. The studio is in its infancy, having opened in May of 2018, and there are lots of ideas in the works for new equipment, classes and workshops. 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 is already housing many artist studios, offices and maker spaces.
We offer classes for adults and children, special workshops, and studio memberships.