Tina Vlassopulos, British, 1954
After graduating from Bristol Polytechnic in 1977 with a BA (Hons) in Ceramics, Tina set up her studio in London where she still lives and works. She has exhibited widely in the UK and abroad and her work is in several public and private collections.
She has also won various international awards including The Sydney Meyer Fund International Ceramic Award in 2006. Most recently, a ceramic sculpture entitled ‘Portrait of Sophie’ received an Honourable Mention at The Korean International Ceramic Biennale 2021.
Her interest in the performing arts is pivotal to her work and she tries to instill a sense
of movement and poise in each piece while also creating visual harmony. Her vessels are made with an eye to the possibility of function, but this is counterbalanced
by a sculptural context and they function as conceptual containers of aesthetic
and symbolic values.
In 2019, Tina exhibited an installation “Conversations with Friends’ at Collect Open at the Saatchi Gallery in London. It consisted of 14 abstract portraits of her friends and was made in defiance of the cacophony of the digital age and as a celebration of friendship and the spirit of individuality. In 2017 she was invited to exhibit at the Keramiekmuseum Princessehof in the Netherlands in an exhibition entitled “Sexy Ceramics” and in 2014 her work was included in the exhibition “Vessels: The Spirit of Modern British Ceramics” at Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Art in Japan.
Society memberships: Fellow of The Craft Potters Association