Rooted in Clay studio is open to visitors! You may stop by and catch Shana at work making pinched pottery....

Teaching & Education

Shana Brautigam is listed on the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, Arts in Education and Community Arts Roster. ....

About Rooted in Clay

Firing with wood, the flames travel throughout the kiln, touching each pot and creating a range of beautiful earth tones and surface effects......


Regular hours:

Wednesday- Sunday 10am-5pm


Visitors are always welcome to come by the studio and catch Shana at work, view the finished pottery, and tour the stutio and surrounding premises. 

Please check the events page. The studio will be closed on the days Shana has craft fairs scheduled. 


Shana does her best to keep these hours, but is sometimes away.

If you want to make sure that she will be there, please call ahead, 603-899-3120.


Rooted in Clay is easy to find.  It is located on Middle Winchendon Rd, which you can get to from either Rt. 119 or Rt. 202 (coming up from Winchendon, MA).  Blue highway signs "Rooted in Clay" on Routes 119 & 202 make the turn on to Middle Winchendon Rd. easy to locate.  

From the intersection of Routes 119 & 202 (Foggs Corner) head East on 119.  Pass Pizza Haven on the right, and take the next right onto Middle Winchendon Rd.  Go 1 mile and look for #208, and a "Rooted in Clay" sign on the right.  


The retail space


A sunny corner of the studio is set up as a retail space, showing new work, instruments, and sculptural pieces. Seconds are also available for 50% off.


The work space

The spacious studio has ample room for working and classes. The studio is equipped with tables for hand-building, an electric wheel, an extruder, and a slab roller.


Tour the outside

The wood-fired kiln (built of old electric kilns) is just behind the studio and house. An old stone foundation houses a small wood-fired oven. We use it weekly for baking pizza, bread, and much more! The foundation is a favorite picnic spot and is decorated with all kinds of ceramic sculptures nestled in the stone wall and hanging from tree branches.