We already mentioned the tournaments we use to organize, we always like to give the winners a trophy made by craftsmen of the island.
There are a number of wood carvers in Corfu but few have the artistic creativity displayed by Spiros Fakiolas. He learnt the basic skills from his father whose works are to be found in many churches on the island.
Spiros uses mainly olive wood for his pieces as he finds that wood from old olive trees have an intense dark beauty which is quite unique. Most of his artworks are made from trees dating back 300-400 years but some can be as much as 2,000 years old. He admits to drawing some inspiration from the 17th century master carver Grinling Gibbons. His workshop is in the tiny village of Makrades where he was born and still lives. He designed and carved the trophies for the 2007 Greek Open Croquet Championship held at our Club in September.
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Kostas Panaretos and Klio Brenner are making the most beautiful ceramics. Over the last years they search and use the ancient Greek technique – Terra Siillata. They create artistic work in a unique way, making coats from soils of the Greek earth and firing with wood, which imprint the drawing through the action of smoke. Klio and Kostas made in 2012 the tropohies for the Greek Open.
They designed and create the trophies for the tournement in 2012 as featured below. The taurus as a symbol of power. They use ancient techniques and were inspirated by ancient images.
Their shop is in the old centre of Corfu town 23 Agias Sofias.
Telephone number: 26610 34631
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