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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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Sunset Snippets
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 150
NightWatch
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 230
Autumn Wisps
Ceramic Sculpture

$ 70
Vibrant Stems
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 90
Earth Abstract
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 420
Landscape Impression
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 130
Seed Pods and Sky
Ceramic Sculpture

$ 120
Horizon Color Block
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 280
Feel the Heat
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 120
Strength in Focus
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 450
Under the Sea
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 280
Yellow Ribbon Triptych
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 450
Motion II
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 360
Stepping Stones II
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 400
Canyon Deconstructed
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 600
On the Path
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 450
Bamboo Forest
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 280
Sun Blocks
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 400
Flashes of Blue
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 260
Color on White Triptych
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 400
Change of Season
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 600
Flower Power
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 90
Golden Spiral
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 240
Western Triptych
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 180
Southwestern Sun
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 800
Earth View
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 280
Colorblock Triptych
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 1,700
Burnt Orange Triptych
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 400
Past and Present
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

$ 2,800
Blue Study
Ceramic Wall Sculpture

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