1 Sep 2009
Back to schools, back to a new season!!! Hot summer is still here but our mood is changing :)) We are full of energy and ready for a new start. Every September I have this strange feeling I want to go back to school, read new books, discover the world from the beginning. :)
At kivotos gallery new ideas and new items are coming in during this month and experimental work by 46 artists is going to become reality during the following months. I look forward...
I wish all of you to have a lovely autumn!!!
18 Jul 2009
One of the most respectable workshops in Athens is Eleftherioy Jewellery. It is a family tradition that passes from generation to generation. Today Maria and Demetris work together with their parents bringing in the new ideas for silver or gold jewellery. Soon I will write more details about their work.
13 Jul 2009
I met Kaiti Anastasaki at her workshop in Athens, surely one of the most impressive workspaces I have visited in Greece. She was sitting at her worktable with a small tool in her hand, adding defining lines to a large clay bowl. Next to her, a coworker sat carving a clay figure of a woman with a small scalpel. Kaiti's first workshop opened in 1980 in Crete. Since then, her production and popularity have multiplied many times. I was impressed to see that despite the demand for her work, all the pieces were still being made by hand and with patient detail.
Kaiti's ceramics are symbolistic, some with a touch of surrealism. Although deep inside her designs are ancient Greek roots, her collection stands out among other bodies of work as being artistically innovative, rich in textures and new concepts. Kaiti works mainly with stoneware clay fired at 1250 ºC and up, but her designs in clay can include anything from glass, iron, wood, or engravings to achieve the desired feel and perspective. The decorative colors are added using basic oxides and her own handmade glazes. The range of her work is almost immeasurable. She uses geometrical designs, like her "Cubists" and "Robots"and impressionistic human forms as in her piece "Boulis". Her collection includes everything from functional furniture, oversized wall art, colorful mosaics, mirrors, and miniatures. Her ceramics are easily distinguishable from others for their illustrative style and premium quality.
11 May 2009
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1 May 2009
1st of May! Summer is already here!
I wish everybody a lovely month.
I m looking forward for any of your comments and news.
New items are arriving almost every day at Kivotos so Im posting some photos of...
little pleasures that we all deserve!!
19 Mar 2009
12 Mar 2009
Konstantina Pardali and Demosthenis Kokkalis, since 1989, create unique hand made pieces of contemporary ceramics.
They use a version of the ancient Greek technique "terra sigilata" for the decoration of these items and a firing technique similar to the Japanese Raku. This technique involves smoke, produced after dipping the red hot objects in shavings. The result is spots and traces on the surface of the clay.
Those amazing pieces of high quality craftsmanship are never out of fashion and they always look elegant and classy!!
You can find all their new work at Kivotos gallery.
6 Mar 2009
Kivotos is at the Paphos old market (or Laiki gonia). Since 1996 a lot of things have changed.
Still the old market is a very busy spot of Paphos. Especially on Saturdays a lot of villagers are selling their produce at the open fruit market.
At the small pedestrian streets of old market you can find about 100 little shops selling their goods. Tablecloths, beach wear, shoes, jewellery, souvenirs, icons, local products like honey,olive oil, turkish delights ect. Six days a week ( 9:00-14:00) you can enjoy a walk, do your shopping and have a coffee or lunch at tavernas with breathtaking views.
You can find Kivotos at the pedestrian str. Agoras 67. tel. (00357) 26946075. Only hand crafted items by 46 local artists like ceramic sculptures, ornaments, fussed glass, silver/gold jewellery are exhibited at Kivotos.
You are wellcome to visit us.
3 Mar 2009
2 Mar 2009
http://ellinika.wordpress.com/2009/03/02/national-geographic-retro-issue-1928-on-cyprus/ and I think is very interesting!
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27 Feb 2009
Great offers at Kivotos gallery. -15% -30% -50%.
Take advantage! Last week of winter offers. 3/3/09 -7/3/09.
Don't forget that coming Monday 2/3/09 is ..."Green Monday" so its a holiday!!! Everybody in Cyprus will be on picnic and flying the kites!! I will give more details soon :)
26 Feb 2009
My dear friends!
It is raining and its your holiday!
Travelers don't like it at all. Our precious sun is hiding behind grey clouds. But for Cyprus this rain is like gold. It is actually lifesaving.
Maybe you can discover Cyprus in a different way. You can visit "white" Olympos and have dinner next to a fireplace in a small tavern...
Cyprus hospitality it is a reality and you will get this feeling all over the island in any weather.
Please have.... a big smile on your face when you are talking about the awfully rainy weather!!!!
24 Feb 2009
Carnival is here and we are happy!!!!
Although Limassol is the ..carnival city of Cyprus, we are all ready to find our new persona and enjoy being ...some-one-else!!!
Last Thursday was the beginning of the carnival festivities. The "entrance" of King Carnavalos in every city. On Sunday the children parate in Limassol was great to introduce everybody in the carnival spirit. Parties and special carnival songs concerts will go on every day until next week. On Sunday the Limassol big parate will be ..glamorous as every year. Everybody should feel free to dress up these days, visit friends houses and enjoy the unique spirit of carnival.