Biography

Stathis was born in Volos, Greece where he started drawing from an early age. During and after his chemical engineering studies in Athens he followed various painting courses and trained in life drawing under Kostas Tsolis. His first experience with clay was in the pottery workshop of Michalis Sklavenas where he apprenticed for three years. After moving in London in 2004 he followed ceramic courses in the Putney School of Arts under Rob Housley and John Dawson as well as in the West Dean College under Ali Sandeman and Shozo Michikawa. In 2011 he completed an MA in Fine Arts in the Sir John Cass department of Art, Media & Design of the London Metropolitan University.

He is a member of the Royal Society of sculptors

 

Awards/ recognitions

Selected Exhibitions

‘Bad Behaviour Open 2014’, Brixton East, London, 2014

‘8th International Biannual of Ceramics Kapfenberg’, Kapfenberg, Austria, 2013

‘XIII International Ex-Tempore of Ceramics Piran2013’, Piran, Slovenia, 2013

‘The LONDON GROUP Centenary Open 2013’, The Cello Factory, Waterloo, 2013

‘CiTiES: All Dimensions’, Tokarska gallery, London, 2013

'Perfect Moments Do Exist', JiQ JaQ gallery, Hampstead, London, 2012

The Cass MA Show 2011, Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Aldgate, London, 2011

‘Curiouser and curiouser’, The Old Vic Tunnels, Waterloo, London 2010

First@108 Award Finalist Exhibition, RBS Gallery, London 2015

Cluj International Ceramics Biennale, Cluj Museum of Art, Romania 2015

'Poetry in Visual', City Museum of Aveiro, Portugal, 2015

Finalist in the Broomhill National sculpture Award 2016

Finalist in the First@108 Award for Public Art, Royal British Society of Sculptors 2015

LOM ART Purchase Prize at the Bad Behaviour Open 2014

Best Sculptural Piece Award by the London Potters in the LP Annual Exhibition 2009

‘Transition’, Bargehouse Gallery, Southbank, London 2009

Artist’s Residency

Ceramics studio, Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, London Metropolitan University, 2012