Annual Exhibition 2022
9th December 2022 – 28th February 2023: The exhibition of ceramic art CLAY: an imprint in time of the Cypriot association of Cypriot Potters was inaugurated at the Municipal Gallery of Larnaka on Friday 9th December and will continue until 28th February.
The curator of the exhibition is Ms. Nefeli Stylianou.
It presents the course of Pottery and Ceramic Art from tradition until today with the aim of showing the evolution of clay as a timeless means of expression. The exhibits include important traditional vases from the villages of Fini, Korno, and Agios Dimitrios and the work of 40 Cypriot potters and ceramic artists representing contemporary trends in artistic expression in forms, sculptures, and installations.
As part of the exhibition, our association also organized the 1st Cypriot ceramic art competition.
The judging panel consisted of Dr. Ioannis Iliadis, director of the Byzantine Museum of Nicosia, artist Popi Nikolaou, internationally awarded teacher of the Ministry of Education, and Theodoris Galigalides, ceramist and ceramics instructor.
The 1st prize was awarded to Elina Hatzinikola, the 2nd to Konstantinos Konstantinidis and the 3rd to Maria Kyprianou.
Commendation awards was also given to Photos Dimitriou, Michalis Parpas and Giorgos Mouzouridis.
On the 9th, 10th and 11th of December the CPCA also organized a seminar with various Raku techniques by Theodoros Galigalides and a seminar/demonstration of setting up and creating a bust by the Sculptor Panagiotis Pasandas.
Ceramic art as visual art is clearly included in the field of applied arts where the result of the production is the design and construction of objects in the immediate environment of Man. This means that ceramics is a unique creation where the clay craftsman makes original and unique objects.
Ceramics, as a genuine art, never submitted to the rules of another art. Endless hours of testing, experimenting, doubting, and long searching. Work of high aesthetics and techniques that can stand equally in an exhibition of contemporary sculpture, in a collection, in some random corners of a room in order to convey without commitment to the receiver-spectator messages of a way of human expression, thus leaving his imprint.
Click to view Exhibition booklet: Exhibition Booklet 2022
In the framework of the exhibition, the following actions were also carried out:
10th December 2022 “RAKU SEMINAR” At the “Katelaris Pottery” in Limassol, the Greek potter-ceramist, instructor Thodoris Galigalides presented various techniques of Raku such as horse’s hair, feather and naked raku. All participants left excited about the process and the result.
11th December 2022 “LECTURE” In the Municipal Art Gallery of Larnaka, the Hellenic potter-ceramist, trainer Thodoris Galigalides in his speech developed the topic “The necessity of classes in workshops due to the complete lack of education in the field of Ceramics by the state” and presented his work in slides.
11th December 2022 “CREATING A BUST OUT OF CLAY” A live presentation of the creation of a bust out of clay, by the ceramist/sculptor Panayiotis Pasandas took place at the Municipal Art Gallery of Larnaka was of great interest. The result was amazing!
Open Studios 2022
November 5 – 6: “OPEN STUDIOS” On the 5th and 6th of November, workshops of ceramists and potters all over Cyprus collectively opened their spaces to the public. Visitors had the opportunity to experiment with clay and learn about different techniques for free. The interest was great from both young and old.
The “Ceramics and Pottery Open Studios” was organized by the Cyprus Association of Potters and Ceramicists, with the generous sponsorship of the Deputy Ministry of Culture.
Clay Festival 2022
1st and 2nd October 2022: The “Clay Festival” event, which took place on October 1st and 2nd, 2022, at Limassol’s medieval castle square, was a huge success. The Pancypriot Association of Pottery and Ceramics organized the event under the sponsorship of the Municipality of Limassol and with the kind support of the Deputy Ministry of Tourism, as part of the Association’s activities titled “Clay Days October – December 2022.”
The event was attended by traditional and modern potters and ceramicists who are members of the Association. The aim of the event was to promote clay as a timeless material that has not only artistic expression but also historical significance for use. At the clay festival, pottery and ceramics were offered for sale, techniques of pottery and ceramics were demonstrated, demonstration of creating vases on foot and electric wheels and the making of a large clay vessel by the participating ceramists. Admission was free and the event was aimed for all ages. On both days, hundreds of young and senior people took part in our activities and experienced the magic of ceramic art.
Annual Exhibition 2019
13 December 2019 – 10 January 2020
Pancyprian Exhibition CERAMIC ART 2019 at the ENALIA Gallery in Larnaca
25 November 2018 Within the framework of the exhibition, a meeting was held with the renowned artists Anniska Klimesiova from the Czech Republic and Christos Tsimbourlas from Greece. A presentation was made by Andreas Fasoulidis, a member of the association, entitled “Silent touch of clay”.
Annual Exhibition 2018
24 November – 7 December 2018 Pancyprian Exhibition CERAMIC ART 2018 at the MORFI Gallery in Limassol
Ceramic Creation Day 2017
01 July 2017 Ceramic Creation Day for the public, outside the Pierides Museum – Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation, where potters demonstrated the art of clay to the public, helping them to make their own vase
Annual Exhibition 2017
23 June – 10 September 2017
Pancyprian Exhibition «Earth mixed with Fire» at the Municipal Gallery of Larnaca
4th Cyprus – Malta exhibition 2012
2012: 4th exhibition Cyprus – Malta in Larnaca
Participants in “Grundtvig” workshops at the Leventio Museum
Demonstration in the 4th Cyprus – Malta exhibition
“Grundtvig” workshop – October 2012
“Grundtvig” Awards ceremony – November 2013
2015 Pancyprian Exhibition «A Bag of Clay», Municipal Gallery of Larnaca, with many parallel events, Lectures, and Workshops
Crete 2017 – 3 exhibitions Malta, Cyprus
Ceramic Exhibition in Bagheria in Sicily
Cyprus – Malta – Sicily
Two Exhibitions in Mytilene
Many Group Exhibitions – Larnaca, Nicosia, Bicommunal 2004
European Program 2014 – 2015
Cerare 2017 – 2019
Participation of the Association
- in the Transport Committee of the Parliament for the copies of the Museum.
- in the Parliamentary Education Committee for the promotion of ceramics through government offices and embassies.
- in the Tourism Exhibition at the Exhibition and Trade Center with our Kiosk.
- in the Ceramics Festival in the “Melina Merkouri” Hall
- in the Festival – Panhellenic Exhibition 2017. Participation of a delegation from Crete
- in the Ceramics Festival – Larnaca Castle. Participation of two Greek Ceramists, a French Ceramist and the Cyprus Handicraft Service.
- in the Limassol Festival with a group exhibition in Heroes Square
- in the Larnaca Festival – Europe Square
- in the Kornos Festival
- in the Ceramics Festival – Heraclion – Crete
- in educational seminars – Margarites, Crete
- in the Demonstration of ceramic techniques – Heraklion, Crete
“Paper Clay” workshop with Elisabeth Le Retif – France
The Varnish in Ceramics. Reduction: Vignoli – Italy
Building a Pottery Furnace with wood fuel, Dominique Daloun – France
“Terra Sigillata Raku, Antonelli Rosana – Italy
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