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Margarita Ecclesiarchou

  • Ceramicist
  • Aegina Island, Greece
  • Master Artisan
Margarita Ecclesiarchou Ceramicist
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Shaped by her craft

  • • Nature fires Margarita's imagination
  • • She loves focusing on details and immersing herself in her work
  • • She believes making art is fundamental to human nature

Margarita Ecclesiarchou took her first pottery lessons at a workshop at the University of Aix-en-Provence, France, where she was studying philosophy. She later attended pottery seminars in Paris hosted by ceramicists who, though mostly unknown, were very good at teaching and laid the foundations of her craft. However, when it comes to the majority of her acquired knowledge, Margarita feels she is self-taught. She believes tradition to be the basis of all ceramics, from the ancient to the contemporary. They all offer her inspiration, yet by adding or subtracting some elements, she transforms her own creations into something original, an expression of her personal aesthetic.

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Works

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Nerikomi bowl 1

This delicate porcelain vessel was created using the old and arduous Japanese Nerikomi technique. Margarita presses many small pieces of coloured porcelain into a new sheet of porcelain, flat like a mosaic, to create the flora-inspired pattern. This porcelain sheet is then placed over a mould to give it its final shape.

Height 19 cm
Length 7 cm

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Nerikomi bowl 2

This delicate porcelain vessel was created using the old and arduous Japanese Nerikomi technique. Margarita presses many small pieces of coloured porcelain into a new sheet of porcelain, flat like a mosaic, to create a pattern inspired by underwater flora. This porcelain sheet is then placed over a mould to give it its final shape.

Height 19 cm
Length 7 cm

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Coral

Margarita drew her inspiration for this delicate porcelain form from coral-like structures. After creating an initial form, she made hundreds of small, individually flattened pieces of porcelain and added them to the structure, giving it this final form.

Height 50 cm
Length 36 cm

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Sea urchin

Margarita drew her inspiration for this delicate porcelain sculpture from the spiky form of sea urchins. After creating an initial form, she made hundreds of small, individually flattened pieces of porcelain and added them to the structure, giving it this final form.

Height 20 cm
Length 16 cm

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Double shell

Margarita drew her inspiration for this delicate porcelain form from seashells. After creating an initial form, she made hundreds of small, individually flattened pieces of porcelain and added them to the structure, giving it this final form.

Height 28 cm
Length 17 cm

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