Water Etching with Jonathan Dickstein
Dates: Sunday, August 1
Price: $50 (water etching materials, tools and instruction included). Participants must provide a leather hard or bone dry vessel no larger than 10″ by 8″)
Description: Water etching is a technique of adding a resist pattern onto a leather hard or bone dry piece of pottery, allowing the resist to dry, and then using a damp sponge to remove clay around the pattern. The result is an elevated resist pattern and the technique can be repeated for additional layering. In this workshop, students will water etch on their own leather hard or bone dry vessels, or experiment on forms provided by the instructor. Underglazes and colored slips will also be available to create more dynamic designs and patterns. Participants must provide a leather hard or bone dry vessel no larger than 10″ by 8″)
Instructor: Jonathan Dickstein
About your instructor: Jonathan Dickstein is currently pursuing a PhD in Religious Studies at UC-Santa Barbara but has recently plunged back into his old love of ceramics. Jonathan worked as a studio technician at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia, PA and attended the Tyler School of Art at Temple University. He loves both traditional and atypical approaches to ceramics and art making as a whole.