Nikolakopoulou, Alexandra

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Alexandra Nikolakopoulou,

DayDreamCeramics

Hoorn, Noord Holland
Netherlands

Website: http://www.daydreamceramics.art/

Email: nikolakopoulou.a@gmail.com

Artist Statement: 
My work is functional hand-built pottery, made of stoneware clay, decorated with terra sigillata, slips and glazes that I like making myself. My forms are simple; my colours and patterns are playful and nostalgic.

What type of clay do you use?
Stoneware.

What is your primary forming method?
Hand-building.

What is your favorite surface treatment?
“Mono-printing” on slip, terra sigilallata and sgraffito.

Do you make any of your own tools?
Molds.

What one word would you use to describe your work?
Playful.

What is your favorite thing about your studio?
My clay-press.

What’s on your current reading list?
Terra Sigillata: Contemporary Techniques.

How do you save money on materials and supplies?
I make my own slips and glazes.

If you could change one property of clay, what would it be?
Clay memory.

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