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. He is a member of the Royal British Society of sculptors.

 

Awards/ recognitions

Selected Exhibitions

Artist’s Residency

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

XIII International Biennial of Ceramic Art of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal 2017

Fresh Air Sculpture Show 2017, Quenington, Gloucestershire 2017

‘Astathia’, Westminster Reference Library gallery, London (Solo show) 2017

'36th Concurs Internacional de Ceràmica’, Museu de Ceramica, Alcora, Spain 2016

8th Ceramics Talent Award’, Keramik Museum, Westerwald, Germany 2016

Broomhill National Sculpture Prize Exhibition, Broomhill Sculpture Park, Devon 2016

FIRST@108 Public Art Award finalists exhibition, RBS gallery, London 2015

The LONDON GROUP Open 2015’, The Cello Factory gallery, London 2015

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

Poetry in visual’, Gallery of City Museum of Aveiro, Portugal 2015

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

‘8th International Biennial 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 gallery, London 2013

Judges special commendation in the Broomhill National Sculpture Prize Award 2016

Finalist in the Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize 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

© Stathis Dimitriadis