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Petros Marmarinos

Petros Marmarinos Stone sculptor
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Greek, English, French
Hours:
Daily 11:00 - 15:00/16:00 - 21:00 (April - June & September - October), Daily 11:00 - 23:00 (July - August)
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Mad about marble

  • • Petros is a fifth-generation marble sculptor
  • • He has been running his workshop since 1995
  • • He attended the School of Marble Art in Pyrgos

Originally from the island of Tinos, Petros Marmarinos has marble craftsmanship "in his DNA", as he says. The Greek sculptor perpetuates the ancient tradition of his native village, Pyrgos, and the enduring expertise of his family. Born and raised in an environment where marble is a living culture, Petros’ career has always been an obvious path. He opened his own workshop in 1995, where he has been working on his marble sculpture ever since. For creating refined objects of use or decoration, such as boats and doves, Petros carves the crystalline rock using age-old techniques, mostly dating back to antiquity. His poetic creations are mainly inspired by Cycladic civilization and the scenery of his native village.

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Works

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Platters

This plate and bowl are hand carved from grey Tinos marble. These useful utensils of the past have been adapted to today’s daily life. The platters depict Greek hospitality and the symposiums of the Ancient Greeks when fruit and lots of food were offered to valuable guests.

Diameter 40 cm

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Paper boat

As a child Petros Marmarinos always made a paper boat and imagined himself sailing away to travel all over the world. As a sculptor he longed for a marble “paper boat” to recall and keep his childhood for ever. All Petros wants is to travel the art of marble in every part of our globe.

Length 22 cm
Height 10.5 cm

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Synthesis

In Ancient Greece and particularly in the Cyclades, marble and ceramic glasses were used regularly. The inspiration for the design of these marble glasses and platter comes from the Cycladic civilisation and is connected with the small glasses we nowadays use to drink Raki, the local home-made spirit.

Length 25 cm
Height 6 cm

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Doves

This hand carved statute of a sitting bird captures one of many images of Petros Marmarinos’s daily life. Hundreds of dovecotes can be found scattered all over Tinos and thousands of doves fly around bringing back memories of the past and the marble dove of the Ancient Greek civilisation. The Doves made of white marble symbolise doves of innocence and peace, on Tinos, in Greece and all over the world.

Length 20 cm

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Synthesis 2

The inspiration for the design of these marble glasses and platter comes from the Cycladic civilisation, from glasses that are connected to the small glasses we use nowadays to drink Raki, the local homemade spirit. In Ancient Greece and particularly in the Cyclades, marble and ceramic glasses were used regularly.

Height 6 cm
Diameter 25 cm

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