Wednesday August 11th and Thursday August 12th from 9:30am - 4:30pm - Two Day 6 Hr Course
Wed, 11 Aug 2021
Mocha Diffusion Workshop with Matthew Valiquette
Mocha Diffusion is a pottery painting technique that involves a chemical reaction between an acid and a base liquid first developed in the southwest of England. Through a reaction between acid and alkali, intricate veined patterns reminiscent of trees or ferns are created in this process. In the first section of the workshop students will learn how to make rounded, bottle shaped forms or small vases on the wheel. The second section will focus on the process of mocha diffusion surface decoration.
Day One: Using the pottery wheel Matthew will instruct you how to make a clay lamp that's meant to act as a conduit for an oil candle. You may also create just a pot bellied vase if you prefer.
Day Two: Trimming of your oil candle or vases, creating, mixing and applying your mocha diffusion liquid paint.
- Presenter Matthew Valiquette
- Two Day - 6 hour course - Wednesday August 11th and Thursday August 12th - 9:30 - 4:30 1 hour break for lunch
Matthew Valiquette holds an MFA from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. Working with many varied media throughout his artistic career he has been a studio potter and clay artist for the past 25 years.
What's Included: $15 clay coupon, chemicals for your mocha mixture, firing of your workshop pieces.