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Our Founder, Henriette Dresens, with her original Bailey.


The “POTTERS WIEL” (Dutch for Potters Wheel or Widening Interest & Enjoyment in Life) was started by Henriette Dresens as a small studio located in the basement of the Runeberg Hall, Norwood in 1980. The studio consisted of three wheels & a kiln purchased with money Henriette earned from waitressing. The studio blossomed under her dedicated leadership, a potter with a vision & passion for the “Art of Clay”. Today Potters Place is a studio that includes 23 members and several classes for children and adults that run throughout the year.
Here is Henriette with the Bailey, the studio’s first big kiln. It will be retiring from Potters Place on August 15, 2019 when it will be replaced. We all will miss the Bailey that served us so well over many, many years. Henriette, all of our members and students look forward to our new kiln and the joy of filling it with the wonderful creative pieces made at Potters Place.


Our Studio’s mission is to share the pottery experience with our neighboring communities through classes, workshops and special projects for children, teens & adults. Click on the links below to see more about our recent Community Outreach Projects:

Holiday 2019 Donation to the IAM Strong Foundation

Spring 2019 Donation to the Franklin Food Pantry

Walpole Public Schools Tile Projects

Walpole Hometown Weekly Article-Lizanne Donegan’s Kids Classes

Holiday 2018 Donation to Confikids

Spring 2018 Donation to the A.L.S. Family Charitable Foundation

Holiday 2017 Donation to the Alzheimer’s Association

Spring 2017 Donation to the Walpole Public Library

Holiday 2016 Show & Sale Donation to the Norwood Ecumenical Food Pantry

Spring 2016 Show & Sale Donation to kettlebells4kids

Holiday 2015 Show & Sale Donation to The League School

Spring 2015 Show & Sale Donation to APCSM

Holiday 2014 Show & Sale Donation to APCSM

Elm St. School 5th Grade Tile Project

Boyden School 5th Grade Tile Project

Walpole Council on Aging Demonstration

50 Bowls Project


Check us out on Facebook  for more info & photos of our Community Outreach Projects.