Melina Xenaki



Inspired by ancient artifacts and folk art found in the region of the Mediterranean, from Bronze Age Cypriot ritualistic pots to 19th century traditional Cretan embroideries, Melina destins her pieces to carry patterns, animals and plants, realizing a dialogue of earth, fire and living things of our Great Sea across millennia.

Trained to deliver high end craftsmanship in the lines of British studio pottery, her commitment to excel in technical skill is as strong as her desire to instill the narrative and beauty of the treasures of her cultural heritage into her work.

From hand-building and wheel-throwing to slip-casting, Melina uses the making method most fitting to each project, although her favorite making method remains coiling.