Savvas Pottery, Paphos

Savvas Pottery, Paphos, Established 1981

Savvas Pottery, Paphos
The name Savvas Pottery is synonymous to pottery in Cyprus, as they are without doubt one of the oldest and renowned potteries in Cyprus … with roots dating back to 1964 when Panicos’ father Savvas launched their original Pottery East of Kyrenia . Moving to Paphos in 1974 . by 1976 their first pots were pulled out of the newly installed kiln . Savvas Pottery (Paphos) Ltd., was officially launched in 1981 and the rest is History …

Developing Glazes
Wanting to add to his families obvious ability to design and throw pots, Panicos graduated in Ceramic Engineering in West Germany, then went on to work in potteries in Holland and Italy, eventually taking over the technical side of the business and now develops his own modern glazes, and just wait to you see my favourites, the brilliant matt, semi matt and effect glazes …

Museum Copies
Panicos now also heads up the pottery production … choosing only the best Clay’s . Importing the red firing clay from Germany and the white firing clay from Spain, and we’re talking up to 120 Tons a year to meet their production levels … Producing ceramics for export and many commercial outlets in Cyprus . a visit to the workshops is amazing . especially the displays showing copies from our museums of ancient Greek pots and earthenware …

Original Designs
All other designs are totally original and there’s a lavish variety of little souvenirs and gifts . but here you can also look around the well signed workshops and even take part in hands on workshops or attend regular weekly, two hour lessons, recognised by The Ministry of Culture …

Customised Designs
I met Panicos in 1994, not much has changed, other than they are constantly looking for new ideas, trends and designs and are happy to create from your own customised designs for your wedding present, dinner service or tea service or platters, and presentation plates … The options are endless . just go and meet Panicos and the crew, he’s so passionate about his work, its a pleasure to be served by a master of this traditional Cypriot art …

EU Standards
It should be noted that all kitchenware produced here is lead free and always glazed to oven, microwave and dishwasher standards … You must check out their Original Floor Tiles and Cottage Style designs . just awesome ! … oh, and keeping up with technology and you can even order on line these days … Perfect !

It always nice to see really positive comments about a friend and colleague, especially one who is so passionate about his trade, and Panicos, the awesome crew and the pottery get endless compliments on TripAdvisor, worth a look … ha ! btw, we were recommending them 22 years ago !!! 😉

If you are looking for real, quality pottery by professional and traditional artists this place is definitely worth a visit !

Open all year
Summer … 8 am ’til 6 pm
Winter … 8 am ’til 5 pm

You’ll find Savvas Pottery at 129, Arch Bishop Makarios III, Geroskipou, Paphos … it’s on the old airport road heading out of Paphos from the Debenhams Roundabout …

Traditional art at it’s finest !

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