Wednesday, October 07, 2015

On the Potter's Wheel : Diana Fayt

A brand new feature under which you will be introduced to some of the most inspiring and talented Ceramists & Potters out there.

Today on the Potter's Wheel is Diana Fayt.
An artist whose work has been featured on the cover of Ceramics Monthly, The Journal of Australian Ceramics, American Craft, Sunset Magazine and many prestigious publications. She needs no introduction but let me make a humble attempt.

Diana is a painter, a sculptor, printmaker and a clayer.

Her work is intricate and detailed and through her signature process of etching in clay she brings alive birds and rabbits playing in the forests, intricately rendered botanical specimens, exotic sea creatures  below antique sailing vessels, primitive marking allude to atomic structures and everyday objects that blur the lines between form and function.

Hare & Clover 
Square Platter


Diana is greatly inspired by the intricate Scrimshaw work and has many creations showcasing the underwater magical world in this technique.

Mishima is another etching technique she is highly proficient in and this is a beautiful example.

Scoops & Spoons

Canteen Vases for Heath Ceramics 

Diana's has collaborated with Anthropologie on these beautiful serve ware pieces and you can purchase it here.

Diana's talent has been expressed in various mediums and block print is one of them. She draws greatly from her Hungarian heritage. The block print patterns are inspired by Hungarian Kalocsai embroidery.

Her studio assistant Louie!

Carved blocks.

When she is not creating her beautiful pieces, Diana teaches technique and inspires creativity in workshops around the world at destinations such as, Clay Push Festival, Australia, Santa Fe Clay, Arrowmont School of Crafts and Metchosin School of the Arts and via her self-created online e-course, The Clayer.

She currently lives and works in the Sierra Nevada, Foothills of California with a sweet pooch named Louie.

Here is a glimpse into her home.


Hope you loved reading about the talented Diana Fayt as much as I enjoyed showcasing her work.

You can connect with her on Facebook: Diana Fayt Ceramics
Instagram: @dianafayt
or take her e-course: The Clayer.

( Images by Diana Fayt and are copyrighted)

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