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Author: Emily Zinn

Forged in Fire: An Interview with Panos Valsamakis, Ceramicist

26.04.2021 in Arts & Culture

Forged in Fire: An Interview with Panos Valsamakis, Ceramicist The Valsamakis family has been leaving its mark on the world of Greek pottery for three generations with its distinctive tradition of tile art. But how did this talented family get to where it is today? In an interview with Politismos, family head Panos Valsamakis describes his grandfather’s journey to ceramic mastery, and how it shaped their lives.   Q. How did you personally get your start working with ceramics? Our workshop was established in 1960 by my grandfather and I am the third generation. The workshop was part of our…

Gems of Wisdom: An Interview with Yannis Sergakis, Jewelry Designer

26.04.2021 in Arts & Culture

Gems of Wisdom: An Interview with Yannis Sergakis, Jewelry Designer Born into a family of diamond traders, Yannis Sergakis has spent his career designing world-class jewelry for buyers around the world. But his latest piece is something a bit closer to home for him- a porcelain fustanella, crafted in honor of the 200 year anniversary of Greek independence. In an interview with us, Yannis opens up about his art, his heritage, and his hopes for the future.   Q. What inspired you to create this piece? Greece has just marked the Bicentennial of the start of its Independence War, and…