Hourglaircase, Ceramics, 9.5in h x 9in w x 6in d; Toasty Red Bell Krater, Ceramics, 5.5in h x 6in w x 6in d, Eternally Empty, Ceramics, 11.5in h x 6.5in w x 6.5in d
Monica Hewryk is a ceramic artist and educator. Monica’s work uses wheel thrown and hand building techniques to create a variety of forms out of clay. In one body of work, she searches to create movement within her traditional ceramic vessel sculptures through intricate cuts and fundamental planning. The second body of work focuses on her personal narrative about her emotions with time. Monica is intrigued by the investigation of control in creating form, endless surface finishes, and the use of contrasting colors and textures within her ceramic sculptures.
Monica graduated from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania with a Master of Fine Arts in ceramics in 2021. She received a Bachelor of Arts from Central Connecticut State University with a concentration in ceramics in 2014. She teaches at Northwestern Connecticut Community College, Junkpot Studio, Farmington Valley Art Center, and Wesleyan Potters. She is also University Assistant/ceramics technician at Central Connecticut State University. Monica maintains a private studio at home and exhibits her work nationally. Monica’s work has received the Award of Excellence in Contemporary Clay 2022, and Juror’s Choice, in De/composition: National Juried Show in 2019. Her work is exhibited at Spectrum Gallery in Centerbrook, CT.