On April 9th and 10th, 2011, I attended a Steven Hill Workshop at Spruill Arts Center in Dunwoody,Georgia. The workshop consisted of one day observing Steven Hill throw a pot in his signature style, the Melon pot, and a platter, the Sting Ray platter, and then add slip decoration to each. The second day Steven dicussed his glazes, and color palettes, and how he layers the glazes and combines them in his warm palette, and cool palette. In the afternoon of the second day, Steven demonstrated his spraying technique, and the class participants were "let loose" to use his glazes to glaze their own pots. It was interesting watching folks ignore the advice they had been given earlier in the day about taking it easy with runny glazes and where to put the running glazes. I had a dread for the Spruill Arts Center firing some of the pots I saw glazed. On the other hand, as I told a friend also participating, maybe those will be the most gorgeous pots to ever come out of a Steven Hill workshop.
The pictures below are my pots I glazed that fine Sunday afternoon. Looks like I got a little carried away with his cool palette. Below, the urn with the handles placed Second in Show at the Southern Applalachian Artist Guild show "Off the Wall" in Blue Ridge, Georgia.
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