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Δίκτυο Νεότερης Κεραμικής Αθήνα, Νοέμβριος 2015 Το Δίκτυο Νεότερης Κεραμικής είναι μια πλατφόρμα έρευνας που με επίκεντρο τον ελληνικό χώρο έχει ως στόχο να μελετήσει την κεραμική στη νοτιοανατολική Μεσόγειο και την περιοχή των Βαλκανίων από τον 15ο αι. έως σήμερα. … Continue reading

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ICARO Rodi & ΙΚΑΡΟΣ Ceramics Collection c. 1929-1955

Industrie Ceramiche Artistiche Rodio-Orientali (I.C.A.R.O) or ICARO Rodi produced pottery from 1929 to 1946, inspired by the decorative motifs of Iznik. ICARO Rodi was part of an ambitious Italian project aiming the economic growth of Rhodes Island in Greece during … Continue reading

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Help us to our study on ICARO Rodi & IKAROS Rhodes (English-Italiano-Ελληνικά)

Dear friends, We have initiated an effort to collect material from the factory of ICARO RODI and IKAROS RHODES and save its history. Your valuable assistance is more than welcome and in fact is a must in order to be … Continue reading

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Keramikos 1932 Greece – Famous ‘It’ Girl, Clara Bow

Ceramic decorative figure depicting the famous “It Girl” Clara Bow (dated on the base 1932, Keramikos factory, Athens Greece).”It girl” is a term for a young woman who possesses the quality “It”, absolute attraction. Clara Bow (1905 – 1965) was … Continue reading

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Giant ceramic figure of a horseman, made ​​by Savas Yiasiranis from Archangelos Rhodes. Son of the famous craftsman Nicholas Yiasiranis, former master potter of the Icaros factory, Savas continues (as well as his brother Stephanos) the family tradition by making … Continue reading

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‘Greek Commemorative’ Page is on Air

A NEW PAGE WITH ‘GREEK COMMEMORATIVE’ FAIENCES FROM 19th & 20th CENTURY IS ON AIR WITH 40 UNIQUE ITEMS – FOLLOW US & ENJOY A UNIQUE PIECE OF THE GREEK HISTORY Please check under page “Greece”

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Greek Commemorative Ceramics 19th & 20th c.

THE NEW ‘GREEK COMMEMORATIVE’ CERAMICS FROM 19th & 20th CENTURY WILL BE ON AIR THIS WEEKEND WITH 40 UNIQUE ITEMS – FOLLOW US & ENJOY A PIECE OF THE GREEK HISTORY

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Plate with the Greek warship Georgios Averof, from the faiences of Creil and Montereau (Picardie Region of Northern France, early 20th century). Georgios Averof (Greek: Θ/Κ Γεώργιος Αβέρωφ) is an armored cruiser which served as the flagship of the Royal … Continue reading

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Ceramic pitchers for wine or raki from Northern Epirus (Southern Albania, 19th century). Excellent traditional example from the region’s folk pottery. Both pitchers have the characteristic holed joint between the long neck and the spout, for greater protection from cracking. … Continue reading

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Ceramic decorative figures in traditional Greek costumes from the factory of Kerameikos in Athens. The factory was founded in the early 20th century with the aim of industrial pottery production and manufacturing artistic ceramics. The products of Kerameikos SA, with … Continue reading

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Pottery in Greece – Παραδοσιακά Ελληνικά Κεραμικά 19ος & 20ος

Η κεραμική είναι μία από τις πιο αρχαίες ανθρώπινες δραστηριότητες. Χώμα, νερό και φωτιά. Με τα ίδια αυτά υλικά που κατασκευάστηκαν τα πρώτα αγγεία μερικές χιλιάδες χρόνια πριν, έπλασαν και συνεχίζουν να πλάθουν μέχρι σήμερα οι νεώτερες γενιές αγγειοπλαστών τα … Continue reading

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Pottery in Greece – Greek Ceramics in 19th – 20th century

The most important pottery centers in Greece until the recent past, were the Messinian Gulf (Koroni’s area) and Patra in Peloponese, Zakynthos and Corfu in the Ionian Islands, Ioannina and Arta in Epirus, Florina, Kozani and Thessaloniki in Macedonia, Metaxades, … Continue reading

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Potters from the ICARO Rodi Manufactory – Nikolaos Yasiranis

One of the most well known Rhodian potters is Nikolaos Yasiranis that was born in Rhodes in 1901. Yasiranis received his first lessons in pottery from his father Savvas that used to be a potter in Asia Minor. As a … Continue reading

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Wedding pitcher from Agios Stefanos of Mantamados village (island of Lesbos, NE Aegean Sea). This is a characteristic earthenware vessel with many handles, decorated with beautiful floral motifs made by white slip. The two large handles symbolize the married couple … Continue reading

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Four handled earthenware jug from the island of Chios (Aegean Sea, Greece). A typical example of ceramic production from the village of Armolia, decorated with white slip and green glaze which bond well with the semi-porous surface. Armolia is located … Continue reading

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Wine jugs from the island of Samos (Aegean Sea, Greece). The muscat grape is the main decorative motif on these pots, which were made at the potteries of Karlovasi in the middle of 20th century. Samos Muscat wine is famous … Continue reading

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Aegina Greece – Water Jug with the Image of JFK (John F. Kennedy)

Water jug from the Greek island of Aegina (c. 1965). The vessel is made from local yellowish clay with characteristic floral decoration. The particularity however, is at the base of the neck, where is placed in relief form the image … Continue reading

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Greek Revolution of 1821 in French Ceramics (Philhellenism and the Factories in Montereau, Choisy & Toulouse)

Philhellenism in France right after the Greek revolution of 1821 against the Ottoman Empire, was experienced as a cultural phenomenon. After the massacre of Chios in 1822, Greek heroes like Marcos Botsaris, Alexandros Mavrokordatos, Constantine Kanaris and Andreas Miaoulis gained … Continue reading

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A pair of water pitchers from Florina (Northern Greece). The mouth of the pots has the shape of a horse head and in the body, rosettes and a central medallion with a human head can be found, all gilded over … Continue reading

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The Story of ICARO RODI & IKAROS RHODES in Greece

Industrie Ceramiche Artistiche Rodio – Orientali (I.C.A.R.O) – 1929/50 & IKAΡΟΣ 1950/84 Story in Rhodes Greece (For all of you that you are interested, check our I.C.A.R.O. page with 48 additional photos). Good examples from ICARO pottery and ICARO ceramics … Continue reading

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I.C.A.R.O. tile with the image of Grand Master’s palace in Rhodes. Inscription with the date “Rodi Il 1.1.1943”, and the wish “Buon Anno” (Happy New Year) on it. From 1310 to 1522 the Order of the Knights of Saint John … Continue reading

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I.C.A.R.O. tile with the image of Madonna from Filerimos. Austrian potter Egon Huber arrived in Rhodes in 1931, fall in love with the island and decided to stay. He worked at I.C.A.R.O. for many years and probably was still the … Continue reading

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Terracotta head of a Greek Orthodox priest from the Greek island of Aegina (2Oth century). The head is hand made from a potter in the village Mesagros. Aegina was an important ceramic center, supplying (mainly with water jugs) Athens and … Continue reading

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I.C.A.R.O. tiles theme found in 2005 at an old Italian building, used to be the port customs in the old city of Rhodes (Rodi). ICARO workshop opening took place in 1926 in order to test various pottery techniques but the … Continue reading

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ICARO (I.C.A.R.O.) tiles theme (about 1931 -1932) from the old city of Rhodes (Rodi) in Greece. Industrie Ceramiche Artistiche Rodio-Orientali (I.C.A.R.O) was a manufactory producing pottery from 1929 to 1950, inspired by the decorative motifs of Iznik. ICARO was part … Continue reading

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Pitcher with the portrait of Lord Byron from the Greek island of Lesvos (village of Agiasos). George Gordon Byron (1788 – 1824), commonly known as Lord Byron, was one of the greatest British poets and a leading figure in Romanticism. … Continue reading

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