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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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Free Form Garden Sculptu...
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Kristi Sloniger
$ 560
$ 476
Muted Orange Trio
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Kristi Sloniger
$ 230
$ 195.50
Spring Trio
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Kristi Sloniger
$ 260
$ 221
Verdigris
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Kristi Sloniger
$ 400
$ 340
Bamboo Forest
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Kristi Sloniger
$ 280
$ 238
Green & Yellow Abstract
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Kristi Sloniger
$ 120
$ 102
Antique White with Garde...
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Kristi Sloniger
$ 120
$ 102
A Splash of Yellow Tript...
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Kristi Sloniger
$ 400
$ 340
Muted Orange Triptych
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Kristi Sloniger
$ 320
$ 272
Sun Blocks
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Kristi Sloniger
$ 400
$ 340
Peaceful Horizon
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Kristi Sloniger
$ 225
$ 191.25
Flashes of Blue
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Kristi Sloniger
$ 260
$ 221
Color on White Triptych
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Kristi Sloniger
$ 400
$ 340
Change of Season
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Kristi Sloniger
$ 600
$ 510
Flower Power
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Kristi Sloniger
$ 90
$ 76.50
Golden Spiral
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Kristi Sloniger
$ 240
$ 204
Blue Branches
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Kristi Sloniger
$ 180
$ 153
Purple and Gray Morning
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Kristi Sloniger
$ 600
$ 510
Western Triptych
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Kristi Sloniger
$ 180
$ 153
Transformation
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Kristi Sloniger
$ 180
$ 153
Southwestern Sun
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Kristi Sloniger
$ 800
$ 680
Earth View
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Kristi Sloniger
$ 280
$ 238
Colorblock Triptych
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Kristi Sloniger
$ 2,000
$ 1,700
Woodland Colors
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Kristi Sloniger
$ 90
$ 76.50
Pastel Petals
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Kristi Sloniger
$ 90
$ 76.50
Orange and Blue Bouquet
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Kristi Sloniger
$ 90
$ 76.50
Yellow Buds
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Kristi Sloniger
$ 90
$ 76.50
Blue Sunsets
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Kristi Sloniger
$ 120
$ 102
Blue Flower Bed
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Kristi Sloniger
$ 400
$ 340
Early Iris
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Kristi Sloniger
$ 360
$ 306
Burnt Orange Triptych
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Kristi Sloniger
$ 400
$ 340
SOLD
Garden Color by Kristi Sloniger (Ceramic Wall Sculpture)
Garden Color
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Kristi Sloniger
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Spring Triptych
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Kristi Sloniger
$ 300
$ 255
Past and Present
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Kristi Sloniger
$ 3,000
$ 2,550
Autumn Color
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Kristi Sloniger
$ 90
$ 76.50
My Purple Garden
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Kristi Sloniger
$ 150
$ 127.50
Purple Vines
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Kristi Sloniger
$ 500
$ 425
Wings
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Kristi Sloniger
$ 320
$ 272
Fan Dance
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Kristi Sloniger
$ 580
$ 493
Elements
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Kristi Sloniger
$ 120
$ 102
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