I I was born in Athens in 1952 .I have been designing and creating jewellery since 1980 .My work has been distinguished in National competitions (1982 ,84 , 86 , 88 , 91 , 92 , 95 ) .I have studied gemmology (19 82 -1986 ) and courses in Hattgenstein ,Germany.Co -founded <<ONAR SA >>,company in 1990 ,producing jewellery and objects .I was responsible for the design department..I was interesting in teaching since (1994 -1998 ) Campus Arts and Sciences and Chalkis Jewellery school << Eric Robbert >> (2000 until now ) With a group of archaeologists I study and research prehistoric metal technology in National Archaeological Museum of Athens .I design for the Museum of Cycladic Art and for the Benaki Museum of Athens .I am a member of the Chamber of Fine Arts of Greece .
Exhibitions I have participated in more than 30 group exhibitions .Selected exhibitions are. 1991 .National Greek designers exhibition Zapeio . 1997 .Piraeus Street (BIS Factory ) 1998 .6000 years Greek jewellery 2004 .5+3 Andronicos gallery . 2006 .Ioannina Museum exhibition . 2009 Celebrating 30 years Chalkis Art School. 2010 .<< Objects of light >> Hammer club reunion Copenhagen . 2011 .<< Recycling >> Zilmer Museum Sterckhof Antwerp . 2013 << Diadromes P 138 >>Museum Benaki Solo exhibition . 2013 .JOYA Barcelona contemporanea Spain 2014 .Gallery << La Basilica >> Barcelona Spain 2014 .<< Symbols >> ,Gazi Athens 2014 .Gioielli in Fermento <<mention JOYA >> Italy 2014 .JOYA Barcelona contemporanea Spain . 2014 .ALLIAGES <<Two Parallel worlds >> France 2015 Gioielli in Fermento Premio Torre Fornello 2015 ( first prize ) Italy .After Joya effect II . 6000 fragments .The floating islands. Athens 2016Gioielli in fermento ,R-evolucions gallery 66Mistral ,Barcelona .Eyremata Gallery Martina Dempf Berlin. Publications 6000 years of tradition .The Greek jewellery .Visual Arts Athens Municipality oct. 2001. Gemstones of Mycenaean Greece . E Stamatiou .BAR International series 2004 .Visual Arts education No 24 2008 . << Nature ,limits and materials >> Art university of Prespes .Publication of my book <<Μονοπάτια γνώσεων και τεχνικών στην Κοσμηματοχώρα >>2012 LULU .Publication of group work <<Gold working techniques in Mycenaean Greece .^.Mitteldentscher Arcaologentag Vol 17 2019 .Halle Germany .
Statement for my work
The process of designing a piece of jewelry or an object is a journey in time .I follow a path through emotions , concepts and images .It is an ensemble of elements ,powered by memories , experiences and myths .My work is a medium through which i can communicate with other people I enjoy observing natural structures and studying prehistoric findings from excavations .I admire the natures wisdom and the resourcefulness of the anonymous prehistoric craftmen ,who only with few tools created master pieces and enigmas . The pieces that I built are three dimensional compositions -objects designed to be worn . Techniques ,materials ,colors and textures are the language through which I express my self during these journeys of creating .
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