sculpture & pottery



SESSION 1.  Tuesday, June 8, (10am-1:00pm)  Project Construction Date                                     

SESSION 2.  Tuesday, June 15,  (9am)  Firing Date (depending on the weather)



This hand building class is open to beginning, intermediate and advanced potters. You will have an opportunity to create pottery in the studio or outdoors on the patio during SESSION 1.

You may elect to make a project for the Raku firing using the B Mix clay provided. Our session will include “as needed” instruction in the creation of either a vase, a lidded vessel, garden ornaments or something you choose.

We will be Raku firing your pottery on the indicated SESSION 2. date depending on good weather conditions.


Fee:         $125 for new students        $100 for returning students

A $25 non refundable deposit will hold you place in the class. Deposit due: June 1. The remainder of the fee is due the first day of the class.  This fee includes everything needed for the class and all firings. Coffee will be provided. Please bring your lunch.                 

                      Instructor:    Karen Antrim  314-607-7476     

Raku pottery is made using a grog based  clay. Your artwork is bisque fired upon completion and then glazed using special Raku glazes.  It is then fired outdoors in a  Raku kiln to 1,750 degrees F.  The artwork is removed at this temperature and placed in a metal trash can filled with a combustible material.  The lid is placed on the top of the can to seal out the oxygen.This is referred to the reduction phase of the process.  After 15 minutes, the pot is pulled from the can and allowed to cool on the sand.The pot is cleaned, removing the soot and exposing the brilliant colors. Raku pottery is not food safe and will not hold water, therefore it is for decorative purposes only.

Place:    Cattail Pond Studio     4664 W. Lever Rd.     Hart, MI 49420

Take US-31 North from Muskegon 

Take exit 149 Business Hart/Mears (0.4mi.)

Turn right onto W. Polk Rd. (0.5mi)

Take the first left onto N 72nd Ave. (2.0mi.)

Turn left onto W. Harrison Rd.  (0.5mi)

Take the first right onto N 68th Ave. (0.5mi.)

Take the first left onto W. Lever Rd. (0.2mi.)

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