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Back Athens: the birthplace of the amphora

Athens and craftsmanship have always gone hand in hand. In an environment where the city nurtures artistic experimentation, ancient Greek artisans created the first amphorae – storing jars made of ceramics, metal and stone. On our itinerary you will find museums that have amassed large antique collections, as well as ceramicists and silversmiths who imitate classical techniques, while modernising the shape and form of this ancient vessel.

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1 Master Artisan Akis Goumas Silversmith Believing that tradition is the way forward in craftsmanship, Akis Goumas collaborates with local archaeological museums to handmake silver vessels and jewellery. 4 Nikis Street, Alsoupoli,
14235 Athens, Greece
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2 Atelier On Entropy Marble working Run by sisters Niki and Zoe Moskofoglou, On Entropy builds on the ancient Greek affinity for marble work to create their own marble furnishing, accessories and lighting. Nikis 2,
15123 Marousi, Greece
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3 Museum The Centre for the Study of Modern Pottery Founded in 1987 in the heart of Athens, The Centre for the Study of Modern Pottery aims to preserve and encourage local ceramic work by showcasing over 3,000 ceramic objects of various kinds. 4-6 Melidoni street,
105 53 Athens, Greece
Monday to Friday 09.00 - 15.00 More
4 Master Artisan Vanessa Anastasopoulou Ceramicist The studio of Vanessa Anastasopolou is filled with hand-built ceramic and earthenware vessels, created by using stains, underglazes and porcelain chips. Zoodochou Pigis str. 92,
11473 Athens, Greece
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5 courses The art of ceramics in Athens Giannis Zois opens the doors of his studio to teach newcomers his ceramic know-how and help them experience age-old clay hand-building and wheel throwing techniques. Miniak 2,
11364 Athens, Greece
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6 Rising Star Ioanna Papouli Ceramicist Enchanted by Greek minerals and vessels created by Minoan artists on Crete in circa 1500 BC, Ioanna Papouli founded her studio to experiment with ceramic vessel concepts herself. Alkminis 51 & Ptolemaidos,
11854 Athens, Greece
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7 Master Artisan Maru Meleniou Ceramicist Maru Meleniou embraces classical Greek sculptural shapes and twins them with Japanese aesthetics and the coiling technique to craft ceramic bowls and jars. 7-9 Thiseos,
10562 Athens, Greece
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8 Museum Benaki Museum of Greek Culture The museum was created by art collector Antonis Benakis to house his art collections and now includes vases, jars, icons and other Greek heirlooms spanning from the Bronze Age to the 20th century. 1 Koumbari St. & Vas. Sofias Ave.,
106 74 Athens, Greece
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 10:00-18:00, Thursday 10:00 – 00:00 and Sunday: 10:00 – 16:00 More
9 Museum Museum of Cycladic Art The Museum of Cycladic Art has one of the most complete collections of Aegean and Cypriot craftsmanship, including ceramic vases, terracotta figurines and bronze vessels. 4 Neophytou Douka street,
10674 Athens, Greece
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10:00 - 17:00 and Sunday 11:00 - 17:00 More
10 courses Ancient pottery decoration in Athens Attic Black invites everyone to rediscover together the ancient craft of stamping and coating pottery pieces by painting on a ready-made clay tablet that will be fired and shipped after the class. 4 Diagora Street,
11636 Athens, Greece
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