Monika makes two-tone slab-built stoneware vessels which are low salt-fired in a reduction atmosphere.
She says about her work:
"My particular kind of stoneware differs from that of my peers as it concentrates firstly on painting, and secondly on the vessel and its form, and therefore I complement the simplicity of my painting with a basic slab building technique. I have never been attracted to complicated things and that is maybe why I like to leave things to chance. The low-salt-firing allows me to obtain subtle surfaces and colours."
The pieces are fired once in a gas kiln to 1140°C in a reduced atmosphere.
Monika’s work is an attractive mix of bold abstraction and organic shapes with a strong contemporary feel and a real presence.