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Biography

George Pontikis was born in Athens in 1976.

He first started working and experimenting with clay art in his father' s ceramic studio in the 1980s. During that period he obtained a good understanding of the material's nature, feel and manipulation.

He studied Graphic arts but his unprecedended passion for art in clay drove him to enrich and enhance his practical knowledge and he thus dedicated himself to exclusivey creating with it.

Later on, he attended specialist courses such as ‘Ceramic Sculpture’ and ’Technology of Ceramic Materials’ led by the professors Menander Papadopoylos and Kostas Tarkasis. Other seminars he has attended include ‘Raku’, ‘Reduction’ and ‘Alternative Firings’.

Raku constitutes his principal technique and means of self-expression. His personal studio is located in Aspropyrgos.

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015      'Now', Gallery Alma, Trikala
2013       51st Panhellenic Ceramics Exhibition, Maroussi, Athens
2012       50th Panhellenic Ceramics Exhibition, Maroussi, Athens
2012       Contemporary Ceramics, Centre of Arts, Athens
2012       'Traces of Cermamicists', Old Arsakeio, Patras
2011       'Art Ellliniko', Fencing Building, Ellliniko, Athens
2010       49th Panhellenic Ceramics Exhibition, Maroussi, Athens
2009       48th Panhellenic Ceramics Exhibition, Maroussi, Athens
2008       International Center of Ceramics and Contemporary Ceramics Art, Malaki, Pilio
2008       47th Panhellenic Ceramics Exhibition, Maroussi, Athens
2004       1st European Ceramics Competition, Maroussi, Athens

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2013       Ceramic – Sculpture, Cyceon Bar-Café, Eleusis, Athens

AWARDS

2013       1st praise, 51st Panhellenic Ceramics Exhibition, Maroussi, Athens