the Greek Potter
David has been making handmade pottery since 1963 . His artwork is greatly influenced by the famous ceramist Margaruite Wildenhein where he had his training as well as by Raul Cornel where he worked for several years and are still good friend. He uses cone 11 for gas kiln and cone 6 for electric kiln.
David Chohlidakis is a full-time potter has been doing pottery for more than 50 year.s He stumbled into pottery during sophomore high school and received two scholarship in pottery. He studied pottery with a world class ceramicist/potter Marguerite Wildenhain at the Pond Farm near t he Russian River in Guerneville Ca. ( 1965,1966 and 1970) . He then worked with the famous artist at Raul Cornel of Stoneware Designs until he finally started his own pottery business in 1970 and has been in business since then .
David's passion for his pottery is seen in all his pieces with simple yet elegant shapes and designs complement each pieces that are all made free hand . David's work uses high fire using both Gas Kiln and Electric Kiln that accomadete up to 5 feet size pottery.
He has several awards including the 2013 and 2014 Beverly Hills Art Show - Ceramics and National Arts Program at UMDNJ in 2012 and other best in shows in Texas. He makes functional, utilitarian pieces from tortilla dish , bowls, cups and dinnerware sets. They are all safe to use even in the microwave and dishwasher.