Pottery with Hartke - RAKU & HORSE HAIR (All Levels)

  • $220.00


Take pottery classes with Howard Hartke in the Visual Arts Center Pottery Studio. 

Raku first appeared in Japan in the 16th Century, and can be translated to “The best in the world”. Raku is created by hand and fired to 1850 degrees, then removed while red hot and placed in a container filled with paper and wood chips. When it ignites the paper, a cover is placed over it allowing the flames to consume the oxygen and paint the pottery with color and design. No two pieces are alike!

Horse Hair Raku is a method of decorating pottery by applying horse hair to the heated pottery, creating smoke patterns and unique designs on the pottery's surface. 

Includes 25 lbs. of clay with additional clay available at $25 for 25 lbs. Students need to purchase basic pottery tools prior to the first class, which can be purchased and ready for you to pick up before the start of class for $15.00.

HANDBUILD & WHEEL (All Levels): $220 (VAC Members $176)

Beginner Handbuild & Wheel Class:

      • Tuesdays, 1:00pm - 4:00pm 
Advanced Handbuild & Wheel Class:
      • Tuesdays, 6:00 - 9:00pm

Howard Hartke, Instructor

Session: Class meets once each week for 3 hours and is offered in 6-week sessions for $220 (VAC Members $176).  

    All class dates and times are subject to change. Classes with a start date within 30 days require payment in full to reserve a place. Prepaid class fees (paid more than 30 days in advance) are refundable less a non-refundable reservation deposit of $30 (VAC Members $25) up until 30 days prior to a class start date at which time all class fees become non-refundable unless the class is cancelled by the VAC.  

    Please register early. Classes with less than five registered students may be cancelled up to 24 hours in advance of the start date.  Cancellation notifications are made by email and/or telephone (including voice messages) to the email address and telephone number on file. Please check your voice mail and email prior to leaving for class.