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Monika Debus

Monika Debus Ceramic decorator
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German, English
Hours:
By appointment only
Phone:
+49 026245953
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When ceramics become a canvas

  • • Monika paints on ceramic forms
  • • Her distinctive painting style creates an optical effect
  • • She uses low temperature salt firing

There are two hearts beating within Monika Debus. One is the heart of a painter and one is the heart of a ceramicist. But even though they are beating together, there is a clear hierarchy. “My work primarily focuses on painting and only secondarily on building a form,” she says. The clay bodies serve as a voluminous canvas for her grid-like painting style in black and white. In the interplay of brushstrokes and shapes, a sculpture is created. However, what sounds complex is kept fairly simple. “Technically complicated things, which require exact planning, are not to my liking. I prefer to leave certain things to chance.” For her, chance and deviations are a reminder of the manual creation process.

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Works

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Hand painted ceramic form

This ceramic form was hand built using stoneware and porcelain slip and served as a canvas for Monika’s expressive abstract painting. The final piece was salt-fired in a low-temperature gas kiln. The slight hints of salt modify the colours, creating darker tones.

Height 53 cm
Length 34 cm
Width 17 cm

Monika Debus Ceramic decorator
Photo: © Monika Debus
Hand painted ceramic sculpture

This ceramic form was hand built using stoneware and porcelain slip and served as a canvas for Monika’s expressive abstract painting. The final piece was salt-fired in a low-temperature gas kiln. The slight hints of salt modify the colours, creating darker tones.

Height 40 cm
Length 53 cm
Width 18 cm

Monika Debus Ceramic decorator
Photo: © Monika Debus
Hand painted ceramic sculpture

This ceramic form was hand built using stoneware and porcelain slip and served as a canvas for Monika’s expressive abstract painting. The final piece was salt-fired in a low-temperature gas kiln. The slight hints of salt modify the colours, creating darker tones.

Height 52 cm
Length 34 cm
Width 18 cm

Monika Debus Ceramic decorator
Photo: © Monika Debus
Form

This ceramic sculpture was hand-built using stoneware and porcelain slip. It is part of a more recent body of work in which Monika explores different shapes but still focuses primarily on the painting, using the ceramic as a canvas. The final piece was salt-fired in a low–temperature gas kiln. The slight hints of salt modify the colours, creating darker tones.

Height 40.5 cm
Length 41.5 cm
Width 20 cm

Monika Debus Ceramic decorator
Photo: © Monika Debus
His and Hers

This ceramic sculpture was hand-built using stoneware and porcelain slip. It is part of a more recent body of work in which Monika explores different shapes but still focuses primarily on the painting, using the ceramic as a canvas. The final piece was salt-fired in a low-temperature gas kiln. The slight hints of salt modify the colours, creating darker tones.

Height 29 cm
Length 45 cm
Width 18.5 cm
Height 27 cm
Length 37 cm
Width 21 cm

Monika Debus Ceramic decorator

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