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Samples of Work

About Vassilis Politakis

Vassilis Politakis was born in Heraklion Crete in 1965. Since 1990 he has worked to understand and recreate the pottery of the Aegean and Cypriot bronze age. His expertise is supported by collaborations with the British School at Athens (BSA), The Italian arch. school, the American Study Center of Aegean Prehistory (INSTAP-EC), the Heraklion Archaeological Museum, The Greek Ministry of Culture , the University of Crete, the Official Hellenic Institute of Material Science (Demokritos) and several individual academic archaeologists.

Since 2017 he is a member of the Hellenic Chamber of fine arts.

As a painter, his aim is to recapture the characteristics, styles, and artistic spirit of the Aegean bronze age period. As a potter, he relishes the challenge of exploring the manufacturing techniques developed in those earlier days. Through his work he passes his understanding of these ancient art forms on to you.

Experimental Archaeology

Vassilis Politakis in collaboration with archaeological research centers, academic professors, universities and archaeologists practices experimental archaeology.


Seminars, presentations, classes, workshops given by V.Politakis  , which refer to pottery techniques and the use of clay manufacture as a means of expression.


Apart from experimental archaeology projects, V. Politakis has also collaborated with study centers, museums, universities, individual researchers and cultural associations.

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Follow the flow of your fire!

Other Activities

Besides the ordinary production of ceramics , the research through experimental archaeology and whatever relevant ,Vassilis Politakis has been organizing a variety of other activities since 2000.


Because of the lack of contemporary literary narrative materials describing the history, customs and beliefs of the people of the Aegean bronze Age, much of what scholars tell us is based on theoretical interpretation of artifacts.

Available For Sale

A number of ceramics  made by V.Politakis , available for sale , which can be shipped worldwide.