Grecian Master Potter, Vasileios Tsentas, creates exceptional potterycompletely handmade without the use of any casts or molds. Each color is hand-mixed from natural elements, such as minerals and copper. Tsentas currently resides in Greece with his mother, wife and baby.
“I regard clay as a vehicle of communication between people, cultures and across the centuries. I grew up in a family of potters and whether nature or nurture, I consider pottery my personal calling. I never had much patience for many things in my life, but while creating pottery I can lose myself for hours. There is a void or a feeling of being incomplete when I am unable to create my art. Sometimes, the pieces are predetermined in my mind before I create them. Other times I start with a piece of clay and just allow the clay to guide me. As the piece unfolds, there is an element of surprise for me. In my early years I made functional, hand-painted majolica in my family's studio. Later, my love for design and discovery of Japanese, Scandinavian and 50's American studio pottery influenced me to change my work to what it is today. It is a daily challenge to find the delicate balance between form, texture and glaze. This is something that I believe you will not find in mass-produced, machine-made pottery. I also believe there is some part of me in every piece of pottery I make.”