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Throwing Small Neck Bottles

September 24 - 29, 2023

Stephen Phillips  ·  stephenspotterhouseproductions.com

Workshop at a glance

Throwing small neck bottles can be challenging but this workshop will focus on fundamental skills to help equip each student with the necessary skills.


  • Throwing using a heat gun or blow torch
  • Shaping from the inside
  • Moving the clay in to create a small neck


  • Basic throwing and trimming tools
  • Clay bodies – Cone 5/6
  • Standard Ceramics Supply Clay
  • White Stoneware


  • Knowledge of new skills
  • Ability to work new skills into throwing
  • Creating bisque-fired bottles to take home

Artist Bio

Stephen Phillips lives and operates his studio in Crawford, Mississippi. He learned the basic fundamental skills of hand building and throwing at East Mississippi Community College in Scooba, Mississippi receiving an AA degree and received his BFA in ceramics from Mississippi University for Women in Columbus, Missisippi. In 2015, Phillips established Stephen’s Potter House Productions, a small studio space which can be seen in the countryside of his hometown in Crawford. He was featured in Pottery Making Illustrated, Sheen Magazine, and numerous podcasts.

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Workshop Description

This workshop is geared towards helping students to move to the next level in ceramics. You will learn the key component to throwing bottle forms using either a heat gun or blow torch. Class discussions will include information on how the added heat brings stability to desired form and how it helps with the manipulation of the clay. In this class intermediate skill level wheel throwing and possible beginning skill level throwing is required with the capability of centering three pounds of clay. This is not a beginner-level class, but open to advanced-intermediate to advanced-skill levels.

COURSE FEE: $690  ·  materials list

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