Last week we had the pleasure and honour of hosting Steven Hill at the guild, and it was an amazing two days. His clarity of vision, attention to detail and focus on what motivates us as potters was truly inspirational. Functional ware, works of art – just beautiful pieces intended for and built with daily use in mind. Simply stunning pieces beautifully embellished with simple slip application. We found new uses for old tools and were shown a couple of really cool pottery hacks! Steven is a delightful, thoughtful character who imbues each and every piece with care and purpose and he made us all think more deeply about the process and the purpose of the art of ceramics.
Thanks to everyone who came out for the workshop, everyone who helped make it a success, Parkland Potters for letting us hitch a ride, and thanks to Steven Hill for giving us a fresh perspective on what being a potter is about.
Oh boy!!! We are so very excited and so very fortunate!! Steven Hill is coming to town, and he’s joining us for a 2 day hands-on demo on Thursday April 11th and Friday April 12th…many thanks to the Parkland Potters for getting all the ducks in a row and letting us jump on the train.
Steven Hill received his BFA from Kansas State University in 1973, with work featured in nationally juried shows and in many ceramic books. He has been a functional potter since 1974, originally working out of a backyard studio and selling his work mostly at art festivals. By the mid 1990’s he was looking for a way to expand his studo, to begin a resident artist program for aspiring potters, and to provide space for other ceramic artist to work. Currently Steven is doing what he does best…making pots, writing about ceramics, teaching workshops and letting someone else take care of business.
Currently we are full for both days, but if you are interested in putting your name on a wait list please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, attention Laura.
Fees for the 2 days are $185, and it’s going to be a GREAT workshop. Follow the link to his website to take a look at his amazing body of work.