Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Inspired by the Aegean: IOANNA'S VERY CHIC


The blue Aegean, with its magical sun-kissed islands, is an endless source of inspiration to many artists... And I love seeing my beloved Aegean Sea and the Islands through their eyes and their inspiration. Today I have the pleasure to make you meet one of them... Ioanna lives on the beautiful island of Skyros, in the Sporades. Ioanna's joyful and colorful ceramic work is deeply inspired by the colors and light of the Aegean Sea and Islands. When asked about her inspiration, she replies: "My inspiration? Nothing else but the sun, the blue of the Aegean, the flowers of my garden and the white, almost minimal, houses of Greek islands!"
Ioanna is a graduate from the School of Fine Arts of Athens, and she runs her own ceramic workshop. She says: "Creation for me is freedom and with my colors I express the beauty of life!" Love-Light-Joy are this lovely artist's motto! And you can really see her passion and love for life and color in her gorgeous ceramic and terracotta work. Ioanna tells us that "Since the day I was born, I knew I was going to deal with colors and shapes! My character's feature? Being so optimistic. And this can be seen in my work. I love to create little masterpieces, each one as unique as the person who will choose it. It's my life's philosophy to use beautiful colours, bringing out all the harmony that my soul can hide. Each piece has a story to tell. Every step I take, I do it with passion and love for my creations. From the moment I will touch the clay to the final moment I will take them out of the kiln and feel the joy of seeing something 'alive' in my hands!"
Ioanna's artist statement is: "Light, joy, love and passion are what I create and what I mostly want to give to you through my work". You can find her wonderful Aegean inspired ceramic and terracotta functional pottery, home decor and jewelry, as well as a selection of earrings from gemstones, ceramic beads and sterling silver, in her Etsy shop IoannasVeryChic. Or, in Ioanna's own words, "Chic creations blessed by the Aegean sea and sun!".












Waiting for the glazing




13 comments:

syros2js said...

A post full of Aegean summer spirits!!!
As I can see, Ioanna is very creative!!!
Kisses, Annuk!!!

Annuk said...

Thank you... Ioanna! :D
Ioannas are very nice, aren't they? ;)
Filakia!!!

Funky Monkey said...

They are beautiful and unique!! Well done, Ioanna!
Lots of kisses and hugs to you, my friend! Thanks for sharing these beautiful creations with us.

Annuk said...

Thank you, dear Elli! :)
Polla filia to you!!!

Ioanna said...

Annuk thank you deeply for featuring my art work today in your amazing blog! You do a great work too! Also, all the girls dealing with Aegean art, do! I love all these fantastic handmade things that you all create! Congrats to all!! :-))
Ευχαριστω παρα πολυ! Θα χαρω να σας δω στη Σκυρο φετος!

Kisses burnt from the sun and salt

Joanna

JuanitaTortilla said...

Another artist influenced by the Aegean sea. I must take a visit to feel that same inspiration :)

Μαρία Έλενα said...

Very beautiful
Kisses ...

Annuk said...

Geia sou Ioanna mou!
It's been my great pleasure to share your gorgeous work on my blog!!! Thank you for your sweet words, and keep up the great work!!!!!
POLLA FILIA!!!!!

You must definitely visit the blue Aegean, Juanita! :)

Thank you Maria Elena! :)
Filakia!

Hanne Bente said...

Beautiful things you show Anna - love the butterfly. Wish you a nice day :) Hugs Hanne Bente

DIMI said...

Hallo Annuk mou!!!
I like Ioanna's cearamic work!!!So Greek style!!!If i go to Skyros,i'll try to find her!!!I must have that blue boat!!!I love it!!!Filakia to you Zoe and Lilli!!!
Dimi...

Annuk said...

Thank you Hanne Bente! :)
Hugs!

Thank you Dimi mou! I'm glad you liked Ioanna's work!!!
Polla filakia from us!!!

Christa Mavropoulou said...

Ja ja...es riecht richtig Griechenland hier!!!!Ganz toll alles was ich sehe liebe Annuk.Jetzt habe ich ne schnelle Verbindung und geniesse endlich die Bilder.Gratuliere ihr von mir!!!!
Polla filakiaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Annuk said...

Danke liebe Christa!!! :D
Polla filakia!!!!

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