Brought up in Greece I was strongly influenced by its colour and culture. I was educated in England where my style was formed under the influence of the organic style in contemporary ceramics, abstract and conceptual art.
Making mostly functional ceramics for five years my work is now becoming more contextual.
I feel that clay, because of its durability, is asking for a message to carry through the years. At the same time we are living in an era of dramatic change that challenge me to record the way I see or feel things. My aesthetics derive from ancient ceramics and the look of decay as well as observations from nature.
I often experiment with other material in conjuction with ceramics. I have also taken up Fresco painting. Lime (used in Fresco) and clay are both very durable material, suitable for murals.
Last mural project I was involved in is currently been installed in Ecology centre at Mile End Park.
Expected opening date is the 4th of March 2001.

CURRICULUM VITAE

QUALIFICATIONS

2002
NCFE Advanced certificate in preparation for business
KiS Training (Keeping it Simple Training Ltd) London

1998 - 2001
BA (HONS) Ceramic Design
Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design
London

1996 - 1998
Higher National Diploma (HND) in 3D - Design Crafts
(ceramics, metal, textiles)
Manchester City College, Arden Centre, Manchester

1995 - 1996
BTEC Diploma in Foundation Studies in Art & design
Leeds College of Art & Design

PREVIOUS EDUCATION


1994 - 1995
Computer Graphics & Image Synthesis
Parsers College of Computer Graphics & Animation, Athens, Greece

1987 -1993
Secondary education (A Levels)
2nd Lycee of Nea Smyrni, Athens, Greece

WORK EXPERIENCE

Currently self-employed ceramicist
Public Art:

2000 - 2001
Ceramics-Fresco mural Channelling Time
Group project collaborating with Professor Youngsun Jin.
Installation in Ecology Centre, Mile End Park, London
Sales

2002
Cashier + basic administrative duties
Master Change, Foreign currency exchange bureau, Central London
2002. Sales assistant - "ARIA", Domestic design shop

TEACHING

2000 - 2001
Teaching assistant, ceramics class.
Age group: 4-5 years old
Participated in Nicola Fosterís project for "Castle view" Primary School,
making a mural, with the children, in memory of their schoolmate

2000
Ceramic workshop for 16 year olds
Brady sports centre, Tower Hamlets, LondonApprenticeships

1997 -1998
Ceramics studio/shop (part-time)
Elisabeth Scrine, Unit 4, Manchester Craft Centre

1998 - 1998
Ceramics studio/shop (part-time)
Helen Rushworth, Unit 3, Manchester Craft Centre

1997
Ceramic production studio
Lykos Fotis, ceramic design & mosaic studio, Athens, Greece

WORKSHOPS

2002
Sculpture workshop with public artist
Sam Haynes still and ceramic artist Simonne Brown,
to a group of people with learning disabilities
Islington Ecology Centre, London

2002
Casting workshop with artist Paddy Hartley
for people with learning disabilities
Artscope, Haringey Council, London
2002
Photography workshop with Rachel Clarke
For people with learning disabilities
Artscope, Haringey council, London

SHOWS / EXHIBITION

2003
Society of Designer - Craftsmen,
The Mall Gelleries, London

2003
"Greek Artists in London", Gallery K,
Hampstead, London

2002
London Potters, group exhibition
Morley Gallery, Central London

2002
Hidden Art open studios, East London
Arts Pavilion, Mile End Park

2002
Glebe road studios

2002
Group exhibition with Network A.D.
At Candid Arts, London

2002
2D/3D, West End Craft Fair, Edinburgh

2002
Glebe Road summer open studio

2002
Society of Graduate Artists & Designers
The Mall Galleries, London

2002
Society of Designer Craftsmen
The Mall Galleries, London

2001
2D/3D, West End Craft Fair, Edinburgh

2001
New Designers, Islington Business Design Centre

2001
Degree show, Central Saint Martins College of Art

2000
"La Braderie De L'Art", Roubaix - France
Recycled Art International Festival

1998
Blyth Gallery, Manchester

MEMBERSHIPS

Society of Designer Craftsmen

The British society of graduate artists & designers
London Potters

Network AD
Islington, / AWARDS:LIMA, London Institute graduates

The British Society of Graduate Artists & D
( Recipient of Prince's Trust fund

Recipient of Clerkenwell Green Association Award

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