Today I wanted to announce that Steven Hill’s DVD, The Surface Techniques of Steven Hill, is now available as a download. So, in celebration, I am bringing back a great clip from the DVD.


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 demonstrates his slip decoration process, and explains how it informs his glazing process. Steven is a master of this technique and watching him apply his slip decoration makes me want to immediately run to the studio and mess around with thick slip. – Jennifer Harnetty, editor.




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This clip was excerpted from The Surface Techniques of Steven Hill, which is now available as a download, or a DVD, in the Ceramic Arts Daily Bookstore.


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