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Hand-Built Raku Pottery


The word “raku” means “happiness in the accident.” Raku is a method in which the firing is done at a low temperature and then put into a closed container (typically a metal trash can with paper) and the smoke gives the pottery a nice luster. Options are glazing or using horse hair to decorate your piece. 

Students will be instructed on how to make a hand-built ceramic bowl, box, and plate in this HMA workshop. The last class (April 9th) will be held at the artist's studio in Taylorsville where students will use the Raku method to fire their own pottery.

To register, contact Ginny Zellmer at or 828.327.8576, ext. 207.

The class will run Mondays,  Mar 12, 19, 26 and Apr 9.

$70 Members | $85 Non-Members