Dance of life, Porcelain Vase


This ceramic vase is resembling the shape of a volcano decorated with animals and people dancing around its conical hill.

The animals and people decorating the vessel are inspired by the decorations of ancient vessels found in Minoan settlements and have been translated into characters of my own artistic language. The dance of life consists of symbolic creatures such as birds representing the sky, mountain goats and people representing the earth and fishes representing the sea.

The foot of the vessel is  engraved with patterns that frequently appear in Minoan ceramic pieces. Spirals, abstract leaves and other geometric shapes that can be seen in the decorations of mugs, pots and ritualistic artefacts have been combined to add a hidden detail to the vessel.

It is decorated with black slip and the use of the sgraffito technique. The figures have been left unglazed with the use of wax resist creating contrast to the glazed parts of the vessel.

Vase size:
Height: 20cm (7.87 inches)

Max bottom diameter:17cm (6.69 inches)
Min top diameter: 11cm (4.3 inches)

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  • unique, handmade, hand painted from conception, form creation, all the way to the final decorations
  • inspiration: Minoan vessel decorations
  • porcelain vessel, fired at 1240 °C
  • underglaze colors, sgraffito technique, wax resist
  • glossy glaze
  • Vase size:
    Height: 20cm (7.87 inches)
    Max bottom diameter:17cm (6.69 inches)
    Min top diameter: 11cm (4.3 inches)


  • All orders ship with DHL worldwide within 2-10 business days and inside Greece with Speedex within 2-5 business days. Orders come with a tracking number.
  • Shipping costs are calculated right after you specify your country in the order form.
  • Customers are responsible for any custom taxes that may apply in their country.
  • Extra care in packaging is taken to ensure that the delicate ceramics are shipped absolutely safe. We take no responsibility for improper handling by Post Office. However you can choose to pay the insurance of your shipment.
  • Please reuse or recycle the packing materials.
  • Pickup option available: You can get your order directly from my workshop, in case you don’t want to wait for the Post (plus, you avoid the shipping costs). Also, it’s a nice chance to come and say hi!
  • Each of the products has its own packaging.
  • If you want to make a gift and write a note, you can send us a note that we will add to the packaging.
  • Please note: Because of the manual nature of the process, each item is unique. Slight variations might be present in the shape, color or size of the items.


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