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Steven Hill

Biography to Display: 

EDUCATION 

1973 BFA Ceramics, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas 

 

PRIMARY WORK EXPERIENCE 

1974 – present Studio Potter 

 

BIOGRAPHY 

Steven Hill is known for wheel thrown and altered functional porcelain vessels and platters. Surface treatment includes ribbed slip design as well as sprayed glazes, which he applies up to five times.  Steven Hill is also known for givng many workshops across the country empahsizing techniques of once-fired pottery and spraying glazes. 

 

A 1995 trip to Tuscany, Italy, greatly influenced his work. In 1998, Steven Hill founded Red Star Studios in Kansas City, Missouri, in the former home of Red Star Yeast. Since 2008, Steven Hill has been firing his work in an electric kiln.  

Public Collections

Public Collections to Display: 

American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, California

Brunnier At Museum, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa

Bibliography

Bibliography to Display: 

500 Pitchers. New York: Lark Books 2006. 

Britt, John. The Complete Guide to High Fire Glazes. New York: Lark Books 2004. 

Coakes, Michelle. Creative Pottery – A Step-by-Step Guide and Showcase. Cincinnati, Ohio: Quarry Books 1998. 

Hill, Steven. “An Approach to Single-Firing.” Ceramics Monthly (January 1986). 

Hill, Steven. An Approach to Single Firing - Further On” Ceramics Monthly (January 2006).  

Hill, Steven. “Atmospheric-Like Effects for Electric Firing.” Ceramics Monthly (March 2012). 

Hill, Steven. “Common Ground: A showcase of National Ceramics Artists-in-Residence.” Ceramics Monthly (January 2006). 

Hill, Steven. “Don't Put the Flames Out.” Ceramics Monthly (February 1994). 

Hill, Steven. “Long Distance Runner.” Studio Potter (December 1989). 

Hill, Steven. “Pulling Handles.” Pottery Making Illustrated (Spring 1998).  

Hill, Steven. Rethinking Ceramic Workshops.” Comment, Ceramics Monthly (May 2007).  

Hill, Steven. “Spraying Glazes” Pottery Making Illustrated (March 2002). 

Hill, Steven. The Eight Month Workshop - A Journey of Discovery.” Ceramics Monthly (June 2008).  

Hill, Steven. “Where You've Been is Good and Gone, All You Keep is the Gettin' There.” Ceramics Monthly (April1998). 

Woodhead, Steve. The Teapot Book. London: A & C Black 2005 

 

Website(s):

www.stevenhillpottery.com

Artist's Studio: Steven Hill Pottery

 

 

Center for CraftCenter For Craft

 

 

AMOCA American Museum of Ceramic ArtAMOCA American Museum of Ceramic Art

 

Typical Marks
ca 1990-1994
Pitcher
Date: ca 1990-1994
Materials: Stoneware
Method: Thrown
Dimensions: 6.8 x 6 x 7 inches
Surface Technique: Glaze
American Museum of Ceramic Art 2004.2.8, gift of the American Ceramic Society
Photo: TMP
American Museum of Ceramic Art 2004.2.8, gift of the American Ceramic Society
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Mug
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
The Lauren Smith Collection
Photo: TMP
The Lauren Smith Collection
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Mug
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
The Lauren Smith Collection
Photo: TMP
The Lauren Smith Collection
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Casserole
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown
Surface Technique: Glaze
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP
Bowl
Date: 1990
Materials: Porcelain
Method: Thrown and Altered
Dimensions: W. 4.65 x D. 37 inches
American Museum of Ceramic Art 2004.2.451, gift of the American Ceramic Society
Photo: TMP
American Museum of Ceramic Art 2004.2.451, gift of the American Ceramic Society
Photo: TMP
Photo: TMP

Citation: Lange, Hanna. "The Marks Project." Last modified October 26, 2022. http://themarksproject.org:443/marks/hill-0