Slanted in Rhineland-Palatinate: Monika Debus
Slanted Special Issue Rhineland-Palatinate
The newly released Slanted Special Issue Rhineland-Palatinate deals with regional design as well as arts and crafts. The German federal state has a long tradition of arts and craftsmanship, supported and kept alive by a strong middle-class as well as strong regional institutions and cultural drivers. Awards such as the State Prize for Arts and Crafts promote, amongst others, outstanding gem and jewelry designers, ceramists, silversmiths, carpenters, barrel makers, and textile designers of the region.
Renowned ceramic artist Monika Debus lives and works in the Westerwald region, best known for its clay deposits and especially the saltfiring technique, which has existed for centuries till today. She uses this old firing technique with a slight modification to achieve subtle, distinctive surfaces that transfer the ceramic into the contemporary aesthetic of art and design.
Supported by descom—Designforum Rhineland-Palatinate.