This week on the Tales of a Red Clay Rambler Podcast I have an interview with Steven Hill. A potter for over forty years, Hill has transitioned through many phases in his ceramic career including selling at art fairs, having gallery exhibitions, and managing a community studio. Hill was the founder of Red Star Studios in Kansas City, MO and is now a member of 323 Clay in Independence, MO. Hill is a much sought after workshop instructor who has taught in schools and craft institutions across the United States.

In the interview we talk about learning to make pots in the hippie era, the artist ego, and being on the workshop circuit. For more information on Steven's work please visit


Steven develops his rich surfaces by spraying multiple layers of glaze on greenware. He then once fires them to cone 6 in an electric kiln. I was impressed with the spraying set up he developed that allows him to switch quickly between glazes without having to clean up his spray guns.

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