Kid’s Summer Camp 2021!
We are now taking applications for the 2021 Summer Camp! See a full list and how to register below.
Go To Summer Camp Page


A note to our customers. This year has been very challenging. Thank you for your patience and commitment to the products and services we provide you. During the Covid-19 pandemic we have been hit with a number of set backs that have slowed the processing of most orders. Despite these circumstances we are working hard to come up with creative ideas to quicken our response and get your orders to you as soon as we can.

Braintree Supply Store (E-Mail Braintree):
Please place your orders at least one day ahead of time. It is easiest if you email a list of the items you are looking for to braintree@portlandpottery.com. We will call you as soon as your order is pulled and ready for pick up. Our Braintree store still remains closed to foot traffic, but you can still place orders for curbside pick up. We will not be able to fire kilns at our Braintree location until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Portland Supply Store (E-Mail Portland):
Our Portland store is open for browsing. We are happy to have you back in the store again! Two customers at a time please. Curbside is also available in Portland. It is recommended to place the order ahead of time whenever possible.

Portland Studio (E-Mail Studio):
Classes are available. Email us to sign up.

Portland Café
Open for inside and outside dining

Thank You Very Much,
Portland Pottery Crew

Contact info and hours for all locations

Prices are subject to change. Please contact us to get the most up to date pricing.

The History of Portland Pottery

Portland Pottery was conceived about 29 years ago when Lisa Bonarrigo opened a teaching studio in her 2nd floor apartment in Portland, Maine. For want of a reliable clay source in Portland, which at the time had become an ever-increasing problem, she and her husband, Chris Bruni, started Portland Pottery Supply. It soon became clear, that they were not alone in their search for a reliable source of clay and supplies, and very quickly, they had a long list of customers. Over the next ten years, Portland Pottery Supply expanded into one of the Northeast’s largest clay suppliers.

Due to this success, Lisa and Chris then decided to purchase a clay supply business in Braintree, Massachusetts. Portland Pottery South was opened in December 2002. The Braintree location is a perfect addition to the Portland Pottery operation, allowing us to reach a large number of customers within a reasonable delivery distance. The two stores now service customers in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut and the Canadian Maritimes.

Lisa and Chris have enjoyed working and growing Portland Pottery over the last 28 years! That is not to say it has all been fun and games! It has been very hard work, posing many challenging situations and learning experiences. Much credit must be given to our employees. They are a hard working, reliable group, who use both their heads and their backs to meet the daily demands of the clay supply business. We hope you get a chance to meet them, and appreciate them, as much as we do.

When at the Portland Store, try visiting the “Studio”, the original part of Portland Pottery. The “Studio” contains a school and gallery and is housed in the same building as the supply store. We have been teaching classes for 26 years and have a very talented staff of instructors. We offer classes, workshops and a summer camp program. Our workshops vary year to year and cover many topics including, firing, glazing, decorating, sculpting and marketing. We also have a great metalsmithing department, and offer our classes to all ages and ability levels. Our gallery features the work of our staff, students and teachers. When you’re here, we hope that you will take some time to look around our classrooms and visit the gallery.

Thank you for your patronage and interest in Portland Pottery. Listed in this catalog are the many items available at Portland Pottery. If you don’t see something you would like, please let us know. We will do our best to make it available to you, or offer an alternative. Thank you for a great 29 years!