"The Little Smudge"
This is the first book I have written as well as illustrated. It is the story of a little black smudge that lives in a colorful place full of colorful creatures and how that makes her feel like she doesn't belong.
Until one day everybody's life changes forever.
This is a story about self-acceptance and loving your uniqueness.
"Η Μικρή Μουντζούρα"
Published in greek by Ikaros Publishing
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Thank you so much!”
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My face planters are definitely the most popular items in my shop. These little ceramic planters take a long time to make as they are completely handbuilt and handpainted. This process is quite slow, therefore production is small. I usually list small batches every 2-3 months. They do sell out pretty fast though. So if you want to get notified about new releases, please subscribe to my mailing list below.
My name is Fotini and I am an illustrator and ceramic artist based in Athens, Greece.
I studied painting in the Athens School of Fine Arts and I hold a MA degree in Visual Arts.
I started working as a freelance illustrator in 2009 working mostly on children’s books.
Today my work includes editorial illustrations, book covers, art licensing, pattern design and ceramics.
Some of my clients are Oxford University Press, Penguin Readers, Little Tiger, Flow Magazine, Babbel, Frankie Magazine, Callisto Media, American Greetings, Princeton Architectural Press, Marie-Claire Magazine and Anthropologie.
In October 2018 I opened my very own studio/shop in Athens, right after moving back from Copenhagen where I lived for 4 years.
The idea was to create a studio space that would also serve as a shop that would be open to the public 3 days a week.
However after 3 months I realized that it was practically impossible for me to maintain fixed opening hours due to workload.
So today I use this space mostly as a studio where I create my ceramics and prepare my online store orders.
However it is still open to the public when I'm there and you can always make an appointment if you want to come and visit.
It is situated in one of my favourite neighbourhoods in Athens, called Exarcheia.
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FOTINI TIKKOU ART & POTTERY STUDIO
Ippokratous 112, 11472 Athens, Greece
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