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Kostas Karakitsos
Nikos Sklavenitis
George Vavatsis
Athena & Vasilis Hatzimichailidis
Ilias Boudaniotis
George Vavatsis George Vavatsis
Ceramics
Artist Statement

"As art, whose existence is defined by man’s need to cover basic functions, ceramics is documented as the most immediate art form of our everyday reality. Every reference and thought to the utilitarian object unfolds the pleats of our own history, stimulating the basic principles of our aesthetics".

Technical Information

George Vavatsis’ work, based on potter’s wheel, consists of utilitarian objects made of stoneware clay or porcelain and fired up to 1250C in oxidised atmosphere. All glazes are friendly to use. Raku and smoke firing are applied to specific designs, which have been worked with terra sigillata, resist slips or glazes up to 950C.

CV
About  
1974                 Born in Thessaloniki, Greece. 
1995-1998         BA "Visual & Live Art", Cheltenham & Gloucester C.H.E., UK 
2000                 Establishment of pottery studio in Thessaloniki, Greece 


Teaching
2013                 European training programme “KERAMIKH”, 
                        KETHEA, Thessaloniki

2010-2012         Laboratory of Visual Arts, Municipality of P.Mela, 
                        Thessaloniki, Greece

2002-2010         Laboratory of Visual Arts of Kilkis, Greece 
2009                 Pottery seminars for kids, GREEK STATE MUSEUM,
                        Thessaloniki, Greece
2006-2007         Pottery seminars for kids, MACEDONIAN MUSEUM OF MODERN 
                        ART, Thessaloniki, Greece
2000-2004         Laboratory of Visual Arts of Stavroupoli, Thessaloniki, Greece 


Solo Exhibitions 
2012                 "Food tools”, LOLA NIKOLAOU Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece  
                        (in cooperation with Ektoras Mavridis)
2012                 VOULEFTIKON, Nafplion, Greece
2010                 ORFEOS 20ART Gallery, Xanthi, Greece
2010                 "In memory of - revising“M-ART SPACE Gallery,  
                         Athens, Greece                        
2009                 “In memory of“, LOLA NIKOLAOU Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece 
2007                  LOLA NIKOLAOU Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece  
                         (in participation with Liliana Sebec)
2002                  ZEFXIS Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece 


Group Exhibitions 
2013                  Kunst im BLAUEN HAUS, Frankfurt, Germany
Oct 2012            "50th Panhellenic Ceramics Exhibition” Athens-Greece, 
                        
1st prze - "Floral expansion"
Jun 2012            "Metabasis”, M-ART AEGINA Gallery, Aegina, Greece
2011                 “100% Greek Design”, M-ART SPACE Gallery, Athens, Greece
2010                 “Holly Art”, LOLA NIKOLAOU Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece
2010                 “Art to Use“, LOLA NIKOLAOU Gallery, Thessaloniki, Greece
2009                  M-ART SPACE Gallery, Athens, Greece 
2009                 “Ana-Kata“, TSAKIRIS CULTURAL CENTER,  
                         Thessaloniki, Greece

2005                 “Fabrika Fabiana“, URBAN MAGUSAR gallery, 
                         Radovljica, Slovenia

2005                 “Art Symposium“, Skyros, Greece
2004                 “European Ceramics Competition“, Marousi-Athens, Greece
2003                 “Art Action field Kodra“, Thessaloniki, Greece
2003                 “Potters of Thessaloniki“, ALATZA IMARET, Thessaloniki, Greece 
2003                 “Italian and Greek Ceramics“, Faenza, Italy
2002-2003         “Artigianato Ceramica Moderna“,  
                         Italy (Pesaro) – Slovenia (Ljiubljiana) – Greece (Kilkis)

2003                 “44th Panhellenic Ceramics Exhibition“
                         (2nd merit award), Athens

1998                 “The Pittville Connection“, Reynolds Warehouse, Gloucester, UK 


Symposious
2011                 “Earth & Water III”, Avramilia, Kavala, Greece
2010 
                “Earth & Water“, Avramilia-Kavala, Greece
2003-2007         “Fabrika Fabiana“, Radovljica, Slovenia
2002                 “Art.Ce.Mo.“, European Ceramic Project   
                        (Italy, Slovenia, Greece), Pesaro, Italy



Collections
MUSEI CIVICI DI PESARO, Pesaro, Italy
MOHAMED ALI Institute, Kavala, Greece
MAROUSI Municipality Building, Marousi, Athens, Greece.
George Vavatsis
   selected images
Solo Exhibtion-Lola Nikolaou Gallery 2007
Solo Exhibition-Lola Nikolaou Gallery 2009
Solo Exhibition-Lola Nikolaou Gallery 2009
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