June 17–21 at Touchstone Center for Crafts
Pouring Vessels and Cups: Atmospheric Effects for Electric Firing
Instructor: Steven Hill
Intermediate – Advanced | $800
In this workshop, we will throw and alter pitchers and mugs, and will work with decorative slip. The instructor will discuss his philosophy of making pottery, while throwing, assembling, and decorating the forms and techniques for which he is well known. The focus will be on spouts, handles, forms, and surfaces, and the relationship between these elements. When glazing, we will address ways to achieve the kind of richness and surface variation in electric kilns that potters have come to associate with fuel-burning kilns and reduction firing. The goal is not to imitate reduction, but to set the stage so that multiple layered glazes can interact with each other in the firing. The basic techniques of spraying and the more advanced theories of layering and blending glazes will be addressed. We will fire at cone 6 oxidation. Demonstrations will be on throwing and assembly, but hand-builders are welcome as well. Click on the workshop title to learn more. For 25% campus lodging discount type EarlyBird2013 when signing up. Discount will be applied on final invoice.
Steven Hill earned his BFA from Kansas State University in 1973 and has been a studio potter since 1975. His work is exhibited and sold in nationally juried shows, and featured in many ceramics books. He has conducted nearly 200 workshops throughout the United States and Canada, and has written many ceramics articles. In 1998, Steven co-founded Red Star Studios Ceramic Center in Kansas City, Missouri, and he co-founded Center Street Clay in Sandwich, Illinois, in 2006. He is currently doing what he does best: making pots, writing about ceramics, teaching workshops, and letting someone else take care of business!
Steven Hill Workshop from June 17 to 21
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