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Efthymios Symeou

Efthymios Symeou Ceramicist
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Hours:
Daily 09:00 - 13:30/16:00 - 19:00 (Summer), Daily 09:00 - 19:00 (Winter)
Phone:
+357 24650338
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Ceramics inspired by Cyprus

  • • Efthymios went from being a building engineer to a ceramicist
  • • He combines ancient patterns with contemporary expression
  • • He enjoys teaching the techniques of his craft to adults

Efthymios Symeou designs and creates his own prototypes and moulds, produces wheel made functional ceramic ware and unique artworks. Being an expert in museum replicas, he draws inspiration from motifs and patterns from Cyprus' ancient and medieval history and culture. He has collaborated with the Cyprus Handicraft Centre, that aims to support and protect Cyprus traditional craftsmanship. He is fascinated with the endless possibilities to explore with clay and the freedom to work at one’s own pace. Aiming to inspire more people through ceramics, for the past nine years he has been offering training courses on ceramics at the Adult Education Program of the Ministry of Education, teaching more than 90 adult students every year.

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Works

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Goblets

These goblets are handmade using the sgraffitto technique with brown-yellow and green brush strokes and decorated with engraved motifs. They are a replica of 14th-century goblets found in the Pierides Museum in Larnaka.

Height 12 cm
Diameter 10 cm
Height 14 cm
Diameter 9.5 cm

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Large plate

This earthenware plate, a replica of a 14th-century piece displayed in Limassol Castel Museum, Cyprus was decorated using the sgraffito technique. Brown-yellow and green hued brush strokes enhance the engraved decoration depicting a female holding a jug in the right hand and a fish-shaped beaker in the left hand.

Height 8.5 cm
Diameter 34 cm

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Spice shaker

These stoneware spice shakers, produced in various colours, are designed and built to prevent humidity from wetting their content. The small shakers are based on a similar design dating from the Bronze Age, but for larger containers, found in various museums in Cyprus.

Height 8 cm
Diameter 8.5 cm

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Mug

These stoneware cups are light and comfortable to handle. The ceramic cup, decorated with a cobalt blue glaze, can be placed in a microwave and dishwasher.

Height 7.5 cm
Diameter 10 cm

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Mug

These lightweight stoneware mugs with handles are comfortable to grip. The mugs, decorated with motifs inspired by Cyprus’s Medieval period, can be placed in a microwave and dishwasher.

Height 11.5 cm
Diameter 10.5 cm

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