Sprayed & Layered Glazes for Mid-Range Electric Firing

Jul 18, 2024 9:00AM—Jul 21, 2024 5:00PM


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Instructor: Steven Hill

Join Steven Hill for a four-day workshop to learn glaze application that achieves a varied, layered surface in mid-range electric firing. You will receive one-on-one coaching while applying his glazes to your own work, watch a throwing demonstration, see finished glaze results, receive glaze recipes, and more. View a day-to-day break down here. 3 Open Studios included with registration. Please contact the front desk for registration. Limited scholarships available. Out of courtesy to our visiting artists, WBCA requires that students cancel or transfer registration at least 30 business days before the class start date in order to be eligible for a refund. 

Check out the workshop schedule

Date/Time: July 18-21, 2024
Thursday-Sunday, 9:00 AM–5:00 PM
Tuition: $520 Member/$650 Non-Member
Age/Skill Level: Adults, intermediate to experienced. Beginners with some experience are welcome.

Meet Steven: Steven took his first pottery class in 1970 and became a full time potter nine years later in 1979. Since 2008, he has been electric glaze firing and every kiln has been chocked full of experiments. Steven chases the atmospheric surface quality that sprayed and layered glazes bring. He says, “Potters always speak of the “Kiln Gods”, but for me the magic resides more in the application process rather than the mystery of fire.” 

When creating a piece, his goal is for the whole presentation to look as if it is one rich and varied surface, like agate, marble, or layers of metamorphic rock. He encourages micro-crystalline growth on the glaze surface that resembles a snowstorm or falling leaves. Steven is in constant search for new glazes that will stir his soul and inspire previously inaccessible colors or textures. He both formulates and collects glazes from other sources, but is always experimenting with new combinations. He can never imagine running out of glaze and firing cycle tweaks to fuel his experimentations!