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*Please note, this sculpture is being represented directly from Athena's studio in Greece and therefore both UK and international deliveries will be within 10 working days from purchase. Import taxes may be applicable to different destinations and if so will be charged via customs on import, they are not included within the purchase price however the delivery costs to any worldwide destination is. Don't hesitate to contact us if you would like to check on delivery timings, need the work for a particular date or would like help finding out about import tax.*




Stoneware Clay, Manganese Gold Glaze and Lava Glaze

H. 21 x w. 48 x d. 28 cm



About the Water Lilies collection:

Water Lilies is a collection of ceramics made using stoneware clay and handmade metallic, crystalline and lava glazes. The structures have a delicate flower like form and are only glazed on the inside. The elegance of the form and the ornate quality of the glaze, juxtapose the groggy texture of the clay on the outer part of the vessels which was purposely left unglazed. 



About Athena Kontonikolaki

Athena Kontonikolaki studied economics and politics at the University of Reading and completed an MA in Design Studies at Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design. She then worked in communications, across visual arts, design, architecture and lifestyle. She took up ceramics as a hobby in the time she took off work, when her son was a little baby; drawn to the tactility of clay, she found the medium provided a unique vocabulary, treading the line between craft work and fine art, between the utilitarian and the abstract. She has since delved into various building techniques, wheel - throwing and glaze work. Athena, currently works in her studio in Athens, where she designs and creates both functional ceramic pieces as well as more abstract sculptural work. 


"The endlessly explorative nature of clay work, presents constant challenge and infinite possibility. It drives an ambition to cover as many interpretations of a theme, in an everlasting play of trial and error.”

Water Lilie 1 | H. 21 cm | By Athena Kontonikolaki

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