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Pottery courses  and Ceramics workshops in Greece


Hector Mavridis


Born 1958 in Melbourne, Australia. Moved to Greece in 1969

Lived in Chicago from 1979 to 1988, where he studied Linguistics and Ceramics at Northeastern Illinois University.

Lives and works in Thessaloniki, Greece

His work has been exhibited and performed in Greece, Germany, U.S.A, Spain, Israel, North Macedonia and France.

He's been invited to workshops and artist symposiums in Greece, Germany, Israel, France and Belgium

Collective engagements

1992: Co-founder of “Amalgama” Artist Initiative and Co-op Gallery.

1998 – 2001: Founds an artist group with 5 other artists. The group adopts a name that varies according to the action/performance/ project etc. undertaken:

  1998 : Box Office Hit / Society for the Restoration of the Vustrofidon Writing System.

  1998: The group runs for mayor of Thessaloniki. The ticket’s group-name is IDIA POLI .

  1999: Pixel Depth

  2001: The Brotherhood of Immaculate Liberation (3A)

'Back to Earth' (dir. Chryssa Tzelepi, Akis Kersanidis, 2021), a documentary movie about his work, won the Greek Association of Film Critics Award at the 23rd Thessaloniki Documentary Festival.






The Almond Grove - Workshops in Ceramics


Since 1991 he has been teaching and mentoring students from many countries in the art and craft of ceramics.

Ιn 2006 he moved his studio to the Greek country side, adjacent to his home, built in the midst of an almond grove,15 km from the city of Thessaloniki.

In this country setting, in a valley with Mount Cholomontas to the north and Mount Olympus beyond the bay at the far southwestern horizon,he creates his artwork, holds his workshops,classes and special events. The latest one, "The Almond Grove-Workshops in Ceramics" is an exciting invitation to lovers of ceramics world-wide to experience the ways of fire and mud, while enjoying a taste of the Greek experience.



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