Ilias Christopoulos was born in Kalamata, Greece in 1976. He has attended ceramic classes with Iro-Myrto Magkanari and Saimon Hill and taken ceramics courses at the Cultural Centre of the Municipality of Nikaia.
Ilias collaborates with the visual arts studios of DEPA Patras, Kalamata and Kiparisia.
Since 1998 he has participated in all National Greek Exhibitions of Artistic Ceramics, and has received: 3rd honourable mention (2001), 3rd Prize (2006), second prize (2008 and 2010), and has participated in as various other exhibitions in Greece.
He has participated in seven competitive international ceramic exhibitions, as well as a group exhibition alongside four Greek ceramists in Paris.
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Going through many and different stages over the years that I am involved with ceramics, I try to get to know the material as well as myself, who I am and what I want. I am expressed by forms simple, fine, without any decor and intense colors. I like in my work to coexist different clays of color and texture, different surfaces, others clean-quiet, others that have some rhythm written on their bodies, others perforated, others not. All together create something united, coexisting, discussing. All this has to do with the diversity and uniqueness of each person in a society and how one complements the other. I believe in teamwork and when it is staffed by disparate members.