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Monica van den Berg
The current work contains the thought of creating different styles of heads as the artist experiences the world around her.  Although the work does not reflect the realistic form of a head she tries to stylise the work in such a way that it still reveals part of the realistic form.  She works in stoneware clay but in different types of clay for variation.  She tries to keep the final product as close as possible to the natural look and therefore makes use of oxides or glazes which will be rubbed off before firing. 
She is a full time sculptor with her own studio.  She has done the Mentorship Program with John Shirley in 2011.  Her work has been accepted in the Ceramics SA exhibitions since 2010.  She received a Merit Award for Expression at the Ceramics SA National Exhibition in 2010.