Bubbles and Mocha Diffusion with Sarah Fulford April 13th, from 2:00pm – 5:00pm

 This is a hands on workshop where you will learn the chemistry and applications of two techniques that lets natural phenomena take over to give stunning surface designs on your pottery.

The bubble technique involves mixing soap with underglaze or glaze and then blowing air through a straw into the soap mixture to create bubbles that float onto your bisqueware then pop, leaving a bubble pattern. Mocha diffusion makes use of a chemical reaction that occurs when you drop an acidic solution of ceramic pigment onto liquid clay slip. The pigment grows into a dramatic dendritic pattern on the slip reminiscent of a tree or fern.

Each participant will be asked to bring three of their own small bisqued pieces and three leather hard pieces to practice the techniques.

Your bubble pieces will be glaze fired for you and your mocha diffusion pieces will be bisque fired after the workshop and they will be ready to be picked up 2 – 4 weeks later.