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Ceramic Tsarouchi by Christina Morali (Red)

Christina Morali

1951


Greece

With a background of studies in UK, a lively professional career and an original technique, Christina Morali belongs to a group of contemporary artists who throughout the years have given a new lease of life to Greek Ceramics.

She started her professional career in ceramics in 1975. She creates objects and figurative sculptures which are inspired by her need to express personal experience and feelings. In order to give this expression, an autonomous shape and an artistic symbolism, she experiments tirelessly with materials, techniques, forms and meanings.

She makes sculptural, functional and decorative ceramics. Mostly works with stoneware clays. She also uses porcelain and earthenware. The techniques she use, are hand building, slip-cast and electric wheel. Since 1997 she is also working with cast aluminum creating objects inspired by pop art.

She was awarded 3 times in the National Ceramic Exhibition (1st and 2nd prize, Honoree Mention).

She has taken part in many group exhibitions in Greece and abroad and she has made many solo exhibitions in Greece since 1977.

She was founder and President for 8 years, of the Union of Contemporary Ceramists in Greece.

Exhibitions:

She has had nineteen solo shows in Greece, where some of the most important are:

1997, Vourkariani, Kea.

1997, Anemos, Kifissia.

2003, Skoufa, Athens.

2012, Ikastikos Kiklos, Athens.

2013, El-marneri gallery, Athens.

She has participated in thirty group shows in Greece and abroad. Among the most important are:

1987, National Exhibition of Fine Arts, OLP, Piraeus.

1988, L’ Europe des Ceramistes Auxerre, France and Spain.

1990, Gaia `90, Porto, Portugal.

1999, Bienal Internacional de Cerámica de Manises, Spain.

2002, Cultural Olympiad – 50th Anniversary of the International Academy of Ceramics, School of Fine Arts, Athens.

2003, L’ Alcora, Spain.

2005, Maison de l’ Outil, Troyes, France.

2009, Material Link, Shanghai, China.

2016, Ceramic Art Past & Present, Archeological Museum, Athens.

2017, “Katharsi”, The Bath House of the winds, Athens.

Distinctions:

1975 Honorable Mention, Panhellenic Ceramic Exhibition.

1977 First Prize, Panhellenic Ceramic Exhibition.

1978 Second Prize Panhellenic Ceramic Exhibition.

2006 Her work for the International public art exhibit CowParade stood out and was released internationally in miniature. It`s procedure will be donated to charity.

Since 2010 she has created a ceramic school in her studio teaching mainly to adults.

She is a member of the Chamber of Fine Arts of Greece and 3 times elected member of the Chamber`s Selection and Evaluation Committee. A founding member of the Association of Ceramic Artists of Greece, served as president from 1980-1988

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