CretanSpiralPottery

Cretan Clay Creations

Agios Nikolaos, Greece

Top shop for gifts.

Buyers bought gifts from this shop and gave them 5-star reviews!

Items

 
Costas Spirides

Contact shop owner

Costas Spirides

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(40)
See reviews that mention:
Quality 7 Shipping 6 Customer service 5

About CretanSpiralPottery

Sales 182
On Etsy since 2020

Spreading the love of Cretan pottery locally and abroad

With the goal of spreading the love of pottery locally and abroad, we decided to create "Cretan Spiral Pottery", a small local business. Our studio is situated in our family's olive farm by the sea, in eastern Crete.

How I came about to become a professional potter, dates back to the early 2000's, when I was introduced to pottery by a third-generation Cretan potter. He had a small studio in our farm, where he mostly made ceramic bottles where we would store and sell our olive oil. As years went by, we developed a student-mentor relationship, which led to my 9 years of throwing and glazing experience.

At first, having grasped the basics of pottery on the wheel, showing a lot of persistence on the fundamentals, I decided to start helping guests make their own pots. For over 6 years, I have developed a more structured way of sharing my knowledge with guests.

"Cretan Spiral Pottery" focuses more around functional pottery and tailor-made workshops for all levels, following traditional techniques, while using locally-produced clay.

Shop members

  • Costas Spirides

    Owner

    A 33 year-old professional potter with a small local business "Cretan Spiral Pottery". I have 9 years of throwing and glazing experience. I was taught by a third generation Cretan potter, following the traditional throwing techniques of Crete.

Production partners

  • MARNELOS CERAMICS

    Anopolis, Greece

    A local ceramic producer who is specialising in making casseroles.

Shop policies

Last updated on

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Discover Apple Pay Klarna Giftcard
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits