While living and working full time in Canada, pottery was an enjoyable hobby. But in 1999 I decided to return to Greece (the country of my birth) for a traditional and formal education in ceramics. I spent three years studying at the Nikaia School of Art and Ceramics just outside of Athens. During the summer months I went to the Cycladic Island of Santorini to apprentice under Andreas Makaris and Christie Kapetanaki, a couple who had been living as potters on Santorini for close to 20 years. Between 1999 and 2003, I was fortunate to have apprenticed, learned from and worked with these two extraordinary ceramists. In 2004 I opened my own studio on the outskirts of Megalochori Village on the south side of Santorini.
I have been influenced greatly by the beauty and colours that surround me. The bright blues of the sky and the sea are a dominant feature of my ceramics. Similarly, I have designed a painted motif that represents the traditional houses of the island. It has become one of my most successful styles. I feel very fortunate that I live on Santorini and believe my ceramics would be very different had I returned to Canada instead of continuing to live and work in Greece.