Zakynthos has a great heritage in arts and crafts dating back
through the centuries.
In Volimes you will find
the centre of the island's textile and ceramics industry. The
village is festooned with colourful textiles hanging from the
garden walls as you enter the village.
the south, near Porto Roma
you will find one of the islands most acclaimed contemporary artists.
Hanne Mi runs the Zakynthian Ceramic Workshop. Hanne is a Norwegian
artist who has lived on Zante since 1990.
Her studio offers:-
* Exclusive exhibitions, open to viewing and selling.
* Interesting ceramics courses in the studio offering training
on throwing, trimming and decorating.
* Traditional methods of hand building, clay preparation, loading
and unpacing the kiln and Raku firing.
Beginners are very welcome and you can contact her by phone on
35012 or by fax on 35319
For more information on Hanne's portfolio you can visit her website
(Image courtesy of Hanne Mi)
Situated on the main road just outside Laganas,
you'll find the Aristoteles Leather Workshop where you can admire,
purchase and export the finest leather goods and olivewood carvings.
For more information on his fine artistry see his website here.
ceramic artist based north of Zante
Town is Dionysia Avouri with her ceramic workshop and showroom
in Marineika. Marineika is a small village, 3 miles from Zante
Town and 20 minutes walk from Tsilivi.
You can find out more about her creations here.
(Image courtesy of Dionysia Avouri)