Earth and Water Pottery Studio in Megalochori, Santorini

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by Santorini Dave • Updated: June 20, 2021

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Earth & Water Pottery Studio in Megalochori

The Earth & Water Pottery Studio in Megalochori is owned and run by a ceramicist couple who fell in love with Santorini and moved here in 1985.

Earth and Water features unique, beautifully crafted pottery with a mix of contemporary and traditional pieces such as wine jugs and cups in vivid colors. It is located on the main road from Fira to Perissa, about 700m from Megalochori, 500m from Boutari Winery, and 350m from Geromanolis Taverna.

The studio is owned by award-winning ceramicist Andreas Makaris and his wife Kristi Kapetanaki, also a ceramicist. They are both charismatic and inspiring individuals who have been living in Santorini since 1985. After visiting the island several times, they both fell in love with it and decided to move here permanently. Earth and Water was the first ceramic studio to be built in Santorini after the big earthquake in 1956.

The couple’s works are inspired by the “abundant light and mysteries of Santorini’s past”, referring to the island’s rich history. Their designs are in high demand and are popular with both locals and tourists.

Andreas comes from a long line of potters and keeps his grandfather’s tradition alive today. He studied at the School of Ceramics in Athens and also taught classes there for several years before moving to Santorini. He has won several awards at the Greek National Pottery Exhibition that takes place in Athens annually.

They offer pottery lessons and workshops as well, with prices depending on the type of ceramic and the candidate’s level of ability. The studio can also ship purchases to anywhere in the world.

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Earth and Water Pottery Studio

Earth & Water Pottery Studio in Megalochori

The art studio is elegant and some products are displayed outside as well.

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Inside, the colorful products are displayed beautifully.

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The studio is filled with natural light.

Earth & Water Pottery Studio products

Earth & Water Pottery Studio products

Earth & Water Pottery Studio owner

Andreas Makaris (standing) is an award-winning ceramicist and owns the studio along with his wife, Kristi Kapetanaki, also a renowned ceramicist.

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The workbench where the magic happens.

Earth & Water Pottery Studio products

Earth & Water Pottery Studio products

Earth & Water Pottery Studio products

Earth & Water Pottery Studio products

Earth & Water Pottery Studio products

Earth & Water Pottery Studio products

Earth & Water Pottery Studio products

The collection also includes kitchenware such as jugs, mugs, bowls, and dishes.

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There is a small mezzanine loft with another workbench.

Earth & Water Pottery Studio products

Earth & Water Pottery Studio products

Some products are displayed outside in the open as well.

Earth & Water Pottery Studio products

The nearest bus stop is just 200m away.

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