In my work, from my playful wall pieces to my minimalist tableware, I explore beauty and simplicity. My ceramics are made using traditional techniques - handbuilding and throwing - while being hand-painted with colourful glazes and oxides. I use earthenware terracotta clay for my decorative work and mostly stoneware clay for my tableware. I often experiment and produce my own set of glazes so as to make the work feel more personal and characterful.
Craftwork has been a passion of mine since childhood. I started making ceramics as a hobby in Greece while studying for my degree in Environmental Cartography. When I moved to London, I took a series of pottery courses over four years, having next to me the brilliant teachers Lesley McShea and John Higgins. Working for Kate Malone for a project in Brighton has been a significant hands-on experience for me. Since 2009, I have been based in a studio in north London.
I enjoy the inner peace and serenity that emanate from working with clay. My love for the countryside and the sea where I grew up is ever-present in my work and is portrayed in the themes of my designs, their shapes, and their colours. Generally I have been influenced by the Greek ceramic tradition and by Japanese minimalistic artwork - the former has left its mark on my decorative wall-pieces, while the latter has influenced the character of my tableware.
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