Kerameion Georgios Dalamvelas

Kerameion Georgios Dalamvelas

Kerameion Georgios Dalamvelas
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philbo45
Heraklion, Greece419 contributions
What amazing people Giorgis and Mariniki Dalamvelas are. Their workshop in Crete's legendary ceramic center holds pottery treasures you cannot imagine. This was our second trip to Margarites in search of an artisan capable of recreating Minoan pottery. Fate stuck, and we landed back at Kerameion by the suggestion of my friend, who is the Curator at Knossos Palace.

A review here cannot portray accurately the skill, artistry, and dedication of these two wonderful Cretans. They have, in effect, brought back to life a ceramic tradition that was the envy of the ancient world. Take note, their functional works of authentic beauty are not simple recreations, they are new Minoan pieces that perpetuate an incomparable civilization.

If you are on Crete, go here to remember what is possible from the human hard and human hands. A wonderful revisitation, thanks, guys!
Written May 23, 2021
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Mihaela Lica Butler
Heraklion, Greece399 contributions
If you visit Margarites, known for its pottery and ceramics traditions, this shop is a must-see. It's refreshingly modern and the souvenirs are not the usual kitsch you find elsewhere on Crete. Granted, most pottery shops in Margarites offer superb quality, but this one adds a dash of originality and surprise in the mix. You will always find a little something to bring back home with you. :)
Written January 4, 2020
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philbo45
Heraklion, Greece419 contributions
Kerameion is amazing. From the moment I stepped through the door, I was captivated by the textures and colors, the shapes and the delicate perfection of every piece these potters have created. Giorgis Dalambelas has some of the most impressive pottery I have ever seen.

Steadfastly traditional, these wonderful works of art remind me of the finest ceramics I've seen from Minoan masters whose works now sit in the world's most famous museums. Do not miss this shop if you are in Margarites.
Written November 5, 2019
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Neldekker
Ferntree Gully, Australia403 contributions
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Such a wonderful surprise!
This little pottery studio is a true gem and we were so happy to have stumbled upon it. The potter and his wife were so very friendly and gave us so much information even though it would have been their siesta time.
We bought quite a lot of items and were thrilled to learn so much about the background of these designs. As a result I now have to lug a beautiful vase all over Europe in my hand luggage! It will be worth it 😍.
Make sure to visit this lovely studio!!
Written July 20, 2018
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Holly W
Reading, PA510 contributions
Couples
This is a quaint town that you'll absolutely love. Loaded with neat pottery and ceramic places it offers lovely craftsmanship without the touristy twist. This place was amazing. Simple pottery pieces to purchase. But please stay for a demonstration or ask for one. The potter is an English speaking chap who shows you how it's done and the unusual and fun pieces he makes. Affordable pottery that's function and easy to fit into your packed suitcase.
Written May 31, 2019
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Karin Derks
Upland, CA43 contributions
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George was amazing in all aspects of ceramic making. His live demonstration of modeling raw clay( from the local mountains) was phenomenal and such a privilege to observe! My sister and I were so impressed with the Pottery that we couldn’t go home without it!
Written April 19, 2019
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gabrieladanaudrea
Vienna, Austria20 contributions
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It is a wonderful place. We learned a lot about the ancient technology that is used by Georgios. Both, Georgios and Mariniki are very kind and friendly. It was a pleasure to meet them!!! Don´t miss this place, you´ll be delighted.
Written October 6, 2018
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