Monika Debus

works in Galerie Idelmann, Gelsenkirchen no title

200965cm 48cm 72cm
stoneware, slippainting, saltfiringFoto: Jutta Idelmann

The ceramic vessels of Monika Debus move silently between abstraction and representation on the cusp of painting.

Their primary strength lies in the spontaneous painting on clay canvases. Circles, lines and dots form a vocabulary of simple signs while remaining reminders of instinktive bodily movments.

The saltglaze finish evokes a subtle depth within the surface, enhancing their mystic aura. Each individuel piece unveils a private cosmos to the viewer.


exhibitions in Europe, USA, China, Japan, Taiwan

since 2007member of Gruppe 83
since 2005member of IAC Genf
since 1993workshop in Höhr-Grenzhausen as member of Keramikgruppe Grenzhausen


2004price for saltglazed stoneware and porcelain, ceramic museum, Höhr-Grenzhausen
2004judge´s prize, Taiwan ceramics Biennale, Taipei
2002special prize "salzglazed ceramics", HWK Koblenz


Pinakothek der Moderne, München

Keramikmuseum Mino, Japan

Taipeh Keramikmuseum, Taiwan

Schloß Landshut, Sammlung Rudolf Strasser

Württembergisches Landesmuseum, Stuttgart