DSC00920Marina Taliadourou

Biography

Marina was born in Athens, Greece.
She studied graphic design, draw and painting.
She works on clay since 1997.
She has graduated from the ceramic art school of Nikaia in Athens and also participated in many seminars and workshops.
Since 2003, she has her own studio of contemporary ceramics in Athens and collaborates with various art shops and galleries.
In 2009 she won the 3rd award in the 48th Greece competition of ceramic art, with her work ‘Exit’.
In 2011 she and Giannis Vlantonopoulos created the 1260ºCeramicstudio in Santorini.

Exhibitions:
2015:
Group exhibition of contemporary ceramic art in the Archeological museum of Patra under the title: ‘The begin”. Title of work ‘ ones used’

2014: ARTTHIRA group exhibition of contemporary art in Santorini; title of work ‘ Knocking On’

2012:
• 1st Santorini Biennale of arts; title of work ‘Lost’
•Group exhibition of contemporary ceramic art in Patra under the title: ‘Traces of ceramists’

2011: Group exhibition of contemporary ceramic art under the title ‘Ceramic Roads’ organized by the Modern Pottery Museum in Athens

2010:
•Group exhibition of contemporary art in Poros under the title ’Summer Arts’ organized by Kourd Gallery
•Group exhibition of art in Mykonos under the title ‘Greek contemporary art’ organized by Kourd Gallery
•Group exhibition in Athens under the title ‘Small is smart’, organized by Artower Agora Gallery
•Individual exhibition in the Imvrian Association cultural center in Athens

2009: 48th Greek ceramic art exhibition; title of work ‘Exit’

2007: 46th Greek ceramic art exhibition; title of work: ‘Matriarchy’

2006: 45th Greek ceramic art exhibition; title of work: ‘The music box’

2001: ceramic art school of Nikaia graduates exhibition

Few words by the artist
“ My work is a constant endeavor to express myself through the most malleable and primitive material, the clay. In my work, one can distinguish two different tendencies. The first is the distinct sense of the object’s shaping procedure which allows the person who views it or touches it, to feel how it was made.
The second is the dynamic forms which characterized by clear and imposing lines that penetrate the air and establish themselves in space.
I work with stoneware clays as these provide me with the opportunity to color and create unique maniera by making glazes from porcelain and olive tree ash as the main ingredients and fire them in 1260°C (2300°F).
Also I great forms which I burn by the technique of raku, so that, after fire, air and smoke mix, the result will always be original.”