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Vassilis – Paraskevi

  • He who works with his hands is a laborer
  • He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman
  • He who works with his hands, his head and his heart is an artist

          Saint Francis of Assisi

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  • He who works with his hands is a laborer

  • He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman

  • He who works with his hands, his head and his heart is an artist

                                                                          Saint Francis of Assisi

Vassilis

 

What I am trying to obtain in all my handiworks is to put a little bit of my soul in every single piece, no matter how small or big it is. I am a lover of Art Nouveau and Art Deco. I admire the painters John William Waterhouse, the romantic French William Adolphe Bouguereau and the Greek Nikolaos Gyzis. In my mosaic portraits I am influenced from the excellent Fayum mummy portraits found in the necropolis of Fayum Basin in Egypt. In my mosaics I am using chips from natural stones, glass, beads and metal findings. In my jewels I am following Boho and Ethnic style and I am using to form them polymer clay, copper wire, copper sheet, pewter, aluminum foil and natural stones. I use –not all the time- resin to enhance the final colors.

I am Electrical Engineer, graduated from Bologna University (Italy)

I speak Greek, English, Italian and Spanish.

Paraskevi Handmade

 

I had two great teachers in my life, my mother Marianthi and my aunt Lela. From the first I got the knowledge how to embroider. She taught me scrupulousness how to place the stitches in absolute order, so you can not realize which one is the front side –the good- and the back side. From the second teacher I learnt how to knit and how to create laces and border decorations in embroideries.

In the embroideries I use all kind of stitches, like cross-stitches, byzantine stitches and others and I like subjects using different vivid colors in traditional drawings. I have an old collection of traditional drawings from all Greek territories using golden and colored threads tied harmoniously giving a magical visual result.

In knitting I like most to create for our small angels, our babies, sweaters where I use all my fantasy in designs and colors. Certainly I knit all kind of woman accessories also.

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