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Potter Giorgis Dalambelas is the man behind the pottery you may find in “Keramion”. Born in “Margarites” village, Mylopotamos area, one of the last pottery centers remaining in Crete. He was taught traditional pottery by his father and studied pottery in State Manpower Employment Organization (1992-1994) in Neo Heraklion, Attica next to Alekos Kardiakos.

In 1995 he participated in a group exhibition in “Margarites” within an archaeological conference. Since 1996, he established “Keramion” workshop in “Margarites”, where he produces useful and decorative pottery with soil from “Aori” mountain. At the same time, he teaches students and adult groups from around the world and organizes events for the promotion of local pottery. In the same year he started working as an instructor in Rethymno Prefectural Committee for Public Education.

In 1997 he attended a stone conservation program in Orvieto, Italy and worked close to local potters. During 1997-1998, he is the assistant of Voula Gounela in art workshops of Rethymno Municipality. In 1998 he participated in the WORLD FESTIVAL FOR ISLANDS CULTURE in South Korea. Elected member of the Board of Directors of Margarites Cultural Movement (1998-2002), where he was involved in organizing a permanent exhibition of local pottery and its electronic presentation. In 2002, 2003, 2006 and 2008 he was invited and presented techniques of our traditional pottery in pottery schools in Belgium and at festivals in Normandy, France and in Nicosia, Cyprus.

In 2004, he participated in a group exhibition at St. George’s Gate, Heraklion. Between 2005 and 2008 in collaboration with the club “Keramis”', he supervises "Magarika", an international pottery festival in Margarites and also participates in regular group exhibitions in Greece and Cyprus.

In 2008, he participates in a group exhibition at the Basilica of St. Mark, Heraklion. In 2009, he builds and operates a traditional wood kiln. In 2010 he participates in the first festival of Gavdos and in a group exhibition at the Lighthouse of the island. All these years he presents seminars on traditional pottery to archeology student groups at the University of Crete and abroad.