In 1994 Diana Fayt developed a process which she refers to as, “etching in clay”, mimicking traditional drypoint etching processes used in printmaking but with a twist, she employ’s the use of clay, underglazes, stains and glaze instead of zinc, paper and ink, treating her ceramic surfaces as the actual etching plate. Layers and layers of color are laid down, readying it for the etching process.
Using an array of different tools, Diana carefully incises lines of different depths and widths, into the surface of each piece, to create movement and a line quality all her own. All of her drawings are original and done freehand, with the addition of her signature graphic markings, radiating shapes and random scratches. Each piece is individually hand-built or slipcast with the use of molds that Diana makes herself.
photo by: Angela Walford