galateaspottery

this site gives you a look at my latest creations

1) About

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.

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8 Responses to “1) About”

  1. Debra Kapellakis

    I am positive that Santorini gives artists very different creativity. The island is alive and has such wonderful vibes. I enjoy your creativity. It is such a pleasure to be able to see it with my own eyes and not just in the good photo’s here.

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  2. Mike Anderson

    But for a more rounded influence, you really need to visit us in Canada more often. One of these days I’ll have to see your studio in person.
    Love the site, G! And love your work!

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  3. karin weinrebe

    Many of your pieces adorn my home (more every year!). I love all that is of your artiste. These pieces are a constant reminder of you and l love them as much as I love you my dear friend! I look forward to your next visit home and, one day, our first ever visit to Santorini, the ‘inspiration island’…we miss you G! xx

    p.s. I love the new and improved website!!!!

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  4. ekiener

    I also am very happy to have many beautiful pieces from you Galatea and I love them also like I love you and all these peautiful things remind me of you every day! Super website!!!

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