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Steven Hill: Week 1

Throwing Relaxed, Gestural Forms – With an Emphasis on Design 

Date: July 10 - 15, 2022

Time: 4:00pm Sunday through 2:00pm on Friday

Workshop fee: $985

Workshop includes lodging at the AVRC or local accomodations in Dodgeville, all meals and #75 of Grollig Porcelain and bisque firing

If you sign up for both workshops, stay Saturday, July 16th for free!


As intermediate throwers hone their skills, they often begin to show an affinity for working more precisely. Precision throwing can lead to sublime beauty or to mechanical repetition, leaving pots a bit stiff. As potters develop their eye along with their technical skills, they sometimes yearn to make forms that breathe – pots that show the plasticity of wet clay after they are fired.


While demonstrating, Steven will discuss the principles of design and how it relates to our pottery. We will cover the relationships between rims, feet, bellies, handles and spouts and talk about how our use of simple or compound curves, or possibly straight lines impact our forms. We will also discuss the use of “shape language” to help create a cohesive body of work.


This workshop will be structured for the potter with basic throwing skills, who would like to make relaxed forms that feel both well designed and more gestural. You won’t be encouraged to unlear