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Pottery Video of the Week: Steven Hill’s Surface Decoration with Thick, Oozy Slip

Posted On October 5, 2012 24 Comments

Using thick slip as a decorative device is an exciting way to retain the appearance of malleability in a finished fired work. In today’s video, Steven Hill demonstrates his slip decoration process, and explains how it informs his glazing process.

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Surface Techniques

Posted On February 26, 2012 Comments Off on Surface Techniques

When it comes to rich organic surfaces, no one matches the sprayed glazing techniques of Steven Hill. Through a process of layering slips, base glazes, cover glazes and accents, he elevates glazing to a highly sophisticated level. In this DVD, Steven leads you through the entire process for getting spectacular glaze results at cone 6.



Glazing and Firing Techniques Atmospheric-like Effects in an Electric Kiln

Posted On February 8, 2012 8 Comments

Steven Hill points out in today’s post (an excerpt from the March 2012 issue of Ceramics Monthly) that firing to cone 6 in an electric kiln does not mean you can’t get beautiful atmospheric-like results. Read on to discover how Steven makes it happen (and for some glaze recipes!).