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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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On the Path
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Kristi Sloniger
$ 450
Muted Orange Trio
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Kristi Sloniger
$ 230
Spring Trio
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Kristi Sloniger
$ 260
Verdigris
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Kristi Sloniger
$ 400
Bamboo Forest
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Kristi Sloniger
$ 280
Green & Yellow Abstract
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Kristi Sloniger
$ 120
Muted Orange Triptych
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Kristi Sloniger
$ 320
Peaceful Horizon
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Kristi Sloniger
$ 225
Sun Blocks
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Kristi Sloniger
$ 400
Flashes of Blue
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Kristi Sloniger
$ 260
Color on White Triptych
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Kristi Sloniger
$ 400
Change of Season
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Kristi Sloniger
$ 600
Flower Power
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Kristi Sloniger
$ 90
Blue Branches
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Kristi Sloniger
$ 180
Golden Spiral
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Kristi Sloniger
$ 240
Purple and Gray Morning
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Kristi Sloniger
$ 600
Western Triptych
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Kristi Sloniger
$ 180
Transformation
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Kristi Sloniger
$ 180
Colorblock Triptych
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Kristi Sloniger
$ 2,000
Earth View
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Kristi Sloniger
$ 280
Southwestern Sun
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Kristi Sloniger
$ 800
Orange and Blue Bouquet
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Kristi Sloniger
$ 90
Woodland Colors
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Kristi Sloniger
$ 90
Pastel Petals
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Kristi Sloniger
$ 90
Yellow Buds
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Kristi Sloniger
$ 90
Blue Flower Bed
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Kristi Sloniger
$ 400
Blue Sunsets
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Kristi Sloniger
$ 120
Early Iris
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Kristi Sloniger
$ 360
Burnt Orange Triptych
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Kristi Sloniger
$ 400
Spring Triptych
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Kristi Sloniger
$ 300
Past and Present
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Kristi Sloniger
$ 3,000
Autumn Color
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Kristi Sloniger
$ 90
My Purple Garden
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Kristi Sloniger
$ 150
Wings
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Kristi Sloniger
$ 320
Purple Vines
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Kristi Sloniger
$ 500
Fan Dance
Ceramic Wall Sculpture
by Kristi Sloniger
$ 580
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