When Fri Jan 15 6pm — 8pm
Where Workshop - Ceramics
1825 Monetary Ln #104 Carrollton, TX 75006
What Learn what is and how to decorate with mocha diffusion
Host Monika Troester
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Registration

  • Cost: Free

Cancellations for this event must be made before January 15, 2021 — 6:00pm.

Registration for the event is closed.

About this Event

Please bring a leather hard piece in Tmix or White Stoneware for decoration. You should have a smooth surface area you want to decorate with this process.

Excerpts from the Ceramics Arts Network Article

This intriguing method of surface decoration was initially developed and used in the southwest of England, and later in parts of eastern North America, particularly Canada. It was done on simple functional wares with simple shapes. The name has nothing to do with coffee, but is derived from the word Mecca, where the finest moss agate gemstones were found. These gemstones showed veined patterns reminiscent of trees or ferns.

It’s a simple process, but it demands exact timing and viscosity control. As with the natural occurrences, it depends on a reaction between acid and alkali. It must be done on leather-hard clay that hasn’t started to change color in drying. If the pot is too dry, it might crack or split; if it’s too wet, it might sag or slump.

Special Considerations and Warnings

Clay can be messy so dress accordingly.

Masks and social distancing will be required. If you are not feeling well or have a low grade fever please do not attend.