MANOLIS LIBERTAS

In a tiny village within the heart of Naxos island, Manolis Libertas keeps the Greek pottery tradition alive in his workshop. He is the fourth generation of Naxian potters, molding and creating unique pieces of art that are earthy and rustic - pieces of imperfect perfection.

In that same workshop that he grew up, Manolis spends his days shaping clay on the wheel, mixing colors, firing the kiln and conversing with the people who visit his workshop and admire his work. He creates functional and decorative pieces, some of which are not found commonly anymore - like the "Sfouni", a traditional vessel used to extract and serve wine or water from big clay jars, since antiquity. Manolis symbolizes the true essence of Greek art - an ancient tradition and art-form that has been passed on through generations.

MANOLIS LIBERTAS