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Kristi Sloniger

Moonstar Pottery

"I have found a new world of expression and creativity in my tile wall hangings."

For ceramic artist Kristi Sloniger, each day in the studio is an exploration as she delves into the techniques of mocha diffusion. The terms "mocha diffusion" and "mocha-ware" originated because of the resemblance of the finished work to the Arabian quartz, mocha stone.

Sloniger uses slips and colorants on her hand-built tiles while the clay is still wet in order to create organic one- of-a-kind works. All of these designs are absorbed into the clay and are then fired to vitrification in her gas kiln. There are no glazes used in her work.

Sloniger has been working in clay for over 20 years. As a self-taught potter, she has learned her craft through diligent study, many hours in the studio, and the invaluable help of several talented studio potters willing to share their expertise.

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Blue Motion
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 65
$ 55.25
Reaching for the Sun
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 220
$ 187
Iris
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 65
$ 55.25
Horizon Color Block
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 280
$ 238
Feel the Heat
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 120
$ 102
Bold Thoughts
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 150
$ 127.50
Strength in Focus
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 450
$ 382.50
Under the Sea
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 280
$ 238
Window to the World
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 400
$ 340
Yellow Ribbon Triptych
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 450
$ 382.50
Yellow Field on Earth Orange
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 380
$ 323
SOLD
Sky Field by Kristi Sloniger (Ceramic Wall Sculpture)
Sky Field
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

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Motion II
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 360
$ 306
Stepping Stones II
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 400
$ 340
Canyon Deconstructed
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 600
$ 510
On the Path
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 450
$ 382.50
Muted Orange Trio
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 230
$ 195.50
Spring Trio
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 260
$ 221
Bamboo Forest
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 280
$ 238
A Splash of Yellow Triptych
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 400
$ 340
Muted Orange Triptych
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 320
$ 272
Sun Blocks
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 400
$ 340
Flashes of Blue
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 260
$ 221
Color on White Triptych
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 400
$ 340
Change of Season
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 600
$ 510
Flower Power
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 90
$ 76.50
Golden Spiral
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 240
$ 204
Purple and Gray Morning
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 600
$ 510
Western Triptych
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 180
$ 153
Transformation
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 180
$ 153
Southwestern Sun
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 800
$ 680
Earth View
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 280
$ 238
Colorblock Triptych
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 2,000
$ 1,700
Yellow Buds
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 90
$ 76.50
Burnt Orange Triptych
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 400
$ 340
Past and Present
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 3,000
$ 2,550
SOLD
Autumn Color by Kristi Sloniger (Ceramic Wall Sculpture)
Autumn Color
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

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Selected Exhibitions & Awards
American Craft Council Show, MD, Baltimore, 2004-06, 2011
Buyer's Market of American Craft, PA, Philadelphia, 2002-06
American Craft Council Show, St. Paul, RiverCentre, 2013
Ceramics: Beyond Functionality, Decatur, IL, Anne Lloyd Gallery, 2013
Inspired By Architecture, Whittington, IL, So. Ill Art Gallery, 2013
Living with Clay, Chicago, IL, Illinois Artisans Shop, 2013
Tiles and Textiles Duo Show, Lincolnwood, IL, Lincolnwood Village Hall, 2014
The Notion of Motion, Chicago, IL, Jackson Junge Gallery, 2015
Bridgeport 5th Annual Art Competition, Chicago, IL, Bridgeport Art Center, 2017
BLUE, Chicago, IL, Jackson Junge Gallery, 2019