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steven hill workshop (more)

updated thu 3 jul 03


Merrie Boerner on wed 2 jul 03

Workshop Topic and Focus

Functional Stoneware and Single-Firing: Aesthetics, Form and Technical

Steven's eye for form is amazing. His ability to see form and to create work
that is both functional and sculptural at the same time is exceptional. Have
you ever asked - 'What makes a pot functional?' and 'How can pottery
transcend mere function, while still honoring its' intended use?'. This
workshop will pursue both questions.


Steven will spend two days demonstrating his techniques of working with clay
that include: throwing, altering, slip trailing, trimming, assembling and
glazing. Throughout these demonstrations, Steven will discuss specific
aesthetic and design issues in addition to philosophical and business
practices. He will also discuss technical aspects of clay and firing with
particular emphasis upon the single-firing process that he has used
throughout his career of 30+ years. In addition to the 'making' phases,
Steven will demonstrate his glazing process. The manner of teaching will be
extremely interactive. Steven will discuss processes and answer questions
throughout the workshop. This workshop will be equally inspirational and
educational to sculptors, and functional potters regardless of techniques

Steven Hill

Steven has spent his career making beautiful work and displaying it at art
festivals and galleries throughout the world (including the Smithsonian in
Washington DC) and also conducts workshops internationally. He recently
opened a public studio where he teaches classes and assists young artists by
providing studio space and access to his kilns. He has been featured in
numerous books and writes regularly for prominent ceramics publications.
Steven and Susan (his wife) operate one of the best functional clay
galleries in the United States.

Steven Hill show opening - Friday, September 26, 7-9pm

Workshop: Saturday, September 27, 9-6 and

Sunday, September 28, 9-4

Cost: $125

To reserve your place, please register by contacting: conner burns

209 franklin street

natchez, ms 39120


** teacher continuing education units (CEU's) available **