Throwing, Spraying and ^6 Electric Firing Workshop with Steven Hill

Throwing, Spraying and ^6 Electric Firing
Workshop with Steven Hill
this 3-day workshop, you will learn the spraying and layering
techniques that gives Steven Hill Pottery its’ unique look. You will
work in Steven Hill’s studio, using his glazes and his spray guns and
you will receive coaching directly from Steven…

On the first day, Steven will discuss his philosophy on making pottery,
while throwing, assembling and applying slip to the forms and techniques
that he is well known for. The focus will be on spouts, handles, form,
surface, and the relationship between these elements. Steven will
demonstrate pitchers, bowls, mugs and yunomis.

Day 2 will be glazing day. In the morning Steven will address ways to
achieve the kind of richness and surface variation in electric kilns
that potters have come to associate with reduction / atmospheric firing.
The basic techniques of spraying and the more advanced theories of
layering and blending glazes will be explained and demonstrated. In the
afternoon students will glaze their pots. After pots are glazed we will
load kilns and fire overnight at ^6 – 8 oxidation.

On day 3 there will be technical lectures on spraying techniques,
equipment, firing cycles, and further experimentation. Finally we will
end up by unloading the kilns and discussing the results.

August 5 – 7, 2016, 9:30 – 5:00      Cost: $350 ($290 before May 1)
Register Online Now

323 W. Maple Ave
Independence, MO 64050
(816) 254-7552


The DO GOOD-MJ Wood Memorial Short-Term Residency (anytime between September 1 and May 1)
is an underwritten residency intended to support ceramic artists who
wish to develop a body of work with a socially-conscious spirit and a
strong sense of community engagement. Through a competitive application
process one candidate per year will be selected to work at the Red Lodge Clay Center Studios with a full waiver of the residency fee. An
additional stipend may be available for selected projects to assist with
travel and/or production costs during residency. The application
deadline is May 1.