In 1995 I got acquainted with felt and with felting. I mostly discovered the decoration techniques of the objects myself, watching the professional books published on the topic. I saw more and more forms and machining possibilities in the material, and this made it possible for me to implement individual techniques. First I used twisted yarn embellishments, then from one year to the next I started with leather appliqué embellishments (2000), woven edging embellishments (2002), use of silk and gauze (2009), viscose, muslin, tulle (2017), lace insertion (2019). In the first years of my work, I made more folk art objects, and then I gradually turned to applied arts. to realize my individual ideas. I mainly deal with the production of clothing, the design and construction of modern, modern styles used today, in which I display the folk art and patterns in the form of decoration and patterns. elements of an ancient world of motifs, thus inheriting them. I design and make my own clothes, the material and shape are made together during the making. Using natural raw materials - such as finely carded wool, silk fibers - I shape the textile by hand and also shape it in space. Thus, the special feature of my clothes is given not only by the natural materials, the hand-shaped surface structures, the unique world of shapes, but also by the complete omission of sewing and sewing surfaces, unlike all fashion clothes. When decorating the pieces, I also use woven textiles - pongé and chiffon silk, organza - which I work together by hand between the finely carded wool, thus unifying the materials and shaping the surface. My works are characterized by traditional influences and classic forms. At the end of the summer of 1996, I started participating in craft events and festivals with colorful programs and demonstrations, with my own designed and made products, first in Hungary and later in several European countries.

In 2002, I received the Young Master of Folk Art Award.

I am a member of the craft department of PMKIK.

I became a member of the Artchaika Ancient Art Association and the Association of Folk Art Associations.

I am a member of the BUMArt - Budaörs Artists' Association.

I have been judging some of my felt objects by the Lectorate of Fine and Applied Arts since 2004.

Since 2006 I have been teaching in houses of culture, creative houses, associations, summer camps.

Exhibitions - Fairs:
1999 - Hungarian Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest, Crafts of the Year, group exhibition
2000. - Hungarian Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest, Masterpieces of the turn of the millennium, group exhibition
2001 - Matrica Museum, Szombathely, Traveling exhibition of craftsmen of the Zsámbék Basin with IHAROS Folk Art Association, group exhibition
2001 - House of Hungarians, Bartók Hall, Budapest, solo exhibition
2002.08.16 - 09.16 - Exhibition of the winners in the Exhibition Hall of the Folk Applied Arts Secretariat of the Hungarian Cultural Institute
2004.03.29-04.02 - Dunakeszi Primary School, solo exhibition .
2004.05.06-17 - Budapest Cultural Center, group folk art exhibition .
2004.07.17-09.18 - Museum of Applied Arts, Kecskemét, Felt Art World Meeting, group exhibition .
2004.07.23-08.01 - Valley of Arts, Monostorapáti, solo exhibition
2004.09.05-13 - Mária Radóczy Gallery, Budapest, group exhibition
2004.11.05-12.31 - NIT exhibition hall, Budapest, group exhibition with IHAROS Folk Art Association .

2004.07. - Monostorapáti - Valley of Arts, solo exhibition

2005.05.27-07.27 - Museum of Applied Arts, 14th National Folk Art Exhibition
2005.06.11-07.11 - Zsámbék Cultural House, group exhibition with IHAROS Folk Art Association

2006.dec.-2010.dec. - Milan - International Craft Exhibition and Fair

2006.dec.- 2012.dec. - Christmas Exhibition and Fair Budapest-Vörösmarty tér, Košice, Bratislava, Brno, Krakow, Vienna, Aosta,

2020.08.20. - House of Traditions -Little Black 2020 - Fashion Show

2021.09.07 - AMKA, Danube Palace - The flower in Hungarian art through the eyes of crafts, group exhibition

Botta Mónika

feltmaker, craftsman

Young Master of Folk Art

Felt is a special, traditional material