A Carnival ceramic workshop with storytelling
How did the creatures of myths affect art?
From Medusa to the tragic followers of God Dionysus and the faces of mythical kings!
The children are inspired, they learn the concepts of mastery and transformation and they create their own ceramic masks!
Design-Implementation: Thalassini Bratsou (art historian - ceramist)
The Centre for the Study of Modern Pottery is housed in a neoclassical building οφ 1875, and it is a representative sample of the neoclassical era. The building, before taking its present form and use, was a residence belonging to the family Dimitrios Petropoulos.
In 1967, the Archaeological Council decided the expropriation of the property for “archeological reasons” (Act No. 13/15-12-1967). In 1996, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism gave the property (decision 1996//D12/55798 APALL/1524) to the Center, to use it as an exhibition centre. The restoration of the building took place with the co-financing of the European Union.
It is located in the center of Athens, in the area of ancient Kerameikos and is accessible to people with mobility difficulties.Source:https://goo.gl/a8x5Hf
The Centre for the Study of Modern Pottery – G. Psaropoulos Foundation, is a museum, research and educational organization dedicated to Greek pottery of 16th to 20th century. Founded in 1987 by Betty Psaropoulou and in 1993 became Foundation, supervised by the Culture Sport and finance Ministers.
The Center is a non-profit foundation and has the purpose of discovering, finding, collecting, preserving, studying and presenting all kinds of material, associated with the art of pottery, and any other activity having to do with this.Source: http://www.potterymuseum.gr/