Vlassopulos, Tina

First name: 
Country of birth: 
Great Brittain
Working period: 
circa 1979

Tina Vlassopulos is a studio potter based in London producing one off hand built ceramics.                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

2001  Selected member of the Crafts Council 
1986  Fellow of The Craft Potters Association 
1977  B.A (Hons) Ceramics, Bristol Polytechnic                                                                                                                                                                               

Solo exhibitions                                                                                                                                                                                                                             2007  Structure and Form, Gallery K, London 
2004  Hart Gallery, London 
2002  Hart Gallery, London 
2001  Contemporary Ceramics, London 
1999  Artmonsky Arts, London 
1998  Pyramid Gallery, York 
1996  Galerie L, Hamburg 
1995  Gallery K, London 
1991  Contemporary Ceramics, London 
1984  Aspects, London 
1983  Paul Longmire, London Bohun Gallery, Henley-on-Thames 
1980  British Council, Athens 

Group exhibition                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   2014
Vessels: The Spirit of Modern British Ceramics, Mashiko Museum of Ceramic Art, Japan                                                                                                                Maureen Michaelson Gallery, London, UK  
Drawing the Empty Space, XXIInd International Biennial de Vallauris, France                                                                                                                                        2011
Ceramics Now, Milton Gallery, London, UK
24 British Potters, Goldmark Gallery, Uppingham, Rutland, UK                                                                                                                                                                Ceramic Art London                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Art in Action                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Oxford Ceramics Fair                                                         
The 5th World Ceramic Biennale 2009 Korea International Competition
Select, Gallery Top, Matlock, Derbyshire
Without Colour, The Craft Centre and Design Gallery, Leeds
Ceramic Art London                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Oxford Ceramics Fair                                                     
Short-listed for the 26th Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award, Australia
Sculptural Ceramics, St Joseph Gallery, Leeuwarden, Netherlands                                                                                                                                               Ceramic Art London                               
The Pot, the Vessel and the Object, touring exhibition, Aberystwyth Art Centre, Wales                                                                                                                           Ceramic Art London                        
James Graham & Sons, New York, USA
Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool
Bevere Gallery, Worcester
Gaffer Studio Glass, Hong Kong
Uber Gallery, Australia
International Biennial of Contemporary Ceramics, Vallauris, France
Sidney Myer Fund International Ceramic Award, Shepparton Art Gallery, Australia                                                                                                                        Ceramic Art London                
Rufford Craft Centre, Notts                                                                                                                                                                                                             Kim Dashwood Gallery, Calgary, Canada
Uber Gallery, St Kilda, Australia
Ceramica Multiplex, City Museum of Varazdin, Croatia
Ceramic Art London                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2004
Withers Gallery, Norfolk
EuCeCo, European Ceramics Competition, Athens, Greece                                                                                                                                                                 ‘Collect’, Contemporary Ceramics, Victoria & Albert Museum, London                         
New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, Surrey                                                                                                                                                                                               Lemon Street Gallery, Truro, Cornwall                    
Gallery Ingrith Desmet, Belgium                     
Graham Gallery, New York, USA                                                                                                                                                                                                      Oxford Gallery, Oxford                  
3rd International Biennial of Ceramic Art, Brussels
Lemon Street Gallery, Truro, Cornwall
Contemporary Ceramics, London                                                                                                                                                                                                  Artmonsky Arts, London                     
Munich Art Fair, Germany
Quay Arts Centre, Isle of Wight
New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, Surrey                                                                                                                                                                                               Loes & Reinier, Deventer, Netherlands  
New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham, Surrey
Contemporary Ceramics, London
Earl of Smith Gallery, Leamington Spa                                                                                                                                                                                           1996
Old Chapel Gallery, Pembridge, Herefordshire   
CPA, Athens, Greece                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1994
Victoria and Albert Museum, London            
Bank of Cyprus Award, K Gallery, London
Art 93, Business Design Centre, London
Gallery Desko, Kortemark, Belgium
Galerie Lot Duynstee, Maastricht, Netherlands                                                                                                                                                                                     Royal Exchange, Manchester                                                                                                                                                                                                          1992
Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool                                                                                                                                                                                                         Terrace Gallery, Worthing            
Bettles Gallery, Hampshire                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 1987
Lesley Craze Gallery, London
CPA New Members Show, London
Business Design Centre, London
Biennale du Bijou, Paris, France
Le Sorbier, Paris, France
Kunsthandwerk, Berlin, Germany                                                                                                                                                                                                  1986
OB’ART, Paris, France
Craft Potters’ Association, London                                                                                                                                                                                                    Aspects Showhouse, London          
Aspects, London Aspects in Minneapolis, USA      
South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell    
1982                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Medici Gallery, London                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Innate Harmony, London                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Camden Arts Centre, London
Sloane Street Gallery, London                                                                                                                                                                                                      Bohun Gallery, Henley-on-Thames
Sloane Street Gallery, London                                                                                                                                                                                                      Bohun Gallery, Henley-on-Thames1979                                                                                                                                                                            Commonwealth Institute, London
Commonwealth Institute, London  

Awards                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           2009  Honourable Mention, 5th World Ceramic Biennale, Korea International Competition 
2006  Award of Merit, Sidney Myer Fund International Ceramic Award, La Trobe University 
2002  Soing Award, The International Festival of Postmodern Ceramics, The City Museum of Varazdin, Croatia 
1992  Hellenic Foundation Arts Award 
1990  Texas Instruments Arts Award 

Visit the website of Tina: www.tinavlassopulos.com

Pictures: Portrait Tina (source PO); Tina during London Design Festival Review 2012; pot, handbuilt (source website artist); object (source Pinterest).

Work of the artist: 

“The pots are all made with an eye to the possibility of function,
although this is always balanced by the sculptural strengths of the
forms. They are pots made contemplatively, for contemplation” (Simon Olding, Ceramic Review).