Vassos Demetriou was born in 1954 in Famagusta, Cyprus. He studied ceramics at the "Instituto d'Arte per la Ceramica" in Faenza, Italy from 1978 to 1981.
He has developed a deep practice, research, and visual engagement into how Cypriot soil and stones, are interpreted into expressive materiality through clay, glazes, terra sigillata, and alternative firing techniques. This materiality bears notions and ideas about place, space, time, and perception. Consequently, it becomes both means and intricate form(s) to investigate concepts concerning identity as a fluid, open-ended notion - that spins and develops around the cultural and geopolitical exchange.
Member of the International Academic of Ceramic
1981 Raku presentation in Faenza Participation in International Art Exhibition in Faenza
1982 Participation in International Art Exhibition in Faenza 1986 Participation in International Art Exhibition in Faenza Panhellenic Ceramic Exhibition, Marousi: 3rd Prize
1987 Participation in Panhellenic Arts Exhibition 1988 Panhellenic Ceramic Exhibition, Marousi: 2nd Award
1990 Panhellenic Ceramic Exhibition, Marousi: 1st Prize
1996 Participation in Ceramics Biennale in Cairo Participation in various exhibitions abroad: Italy, Yugoslavia, Greece, Kuwait, Bulgaria, Malta, and Australia
2000 Panhellenic Ceramic Exhibition, Marousi: 2nd Prize
2002 Participation in Ceramics Biennale in Cairo Panhellenic Ceramic Exhibition
2010 Panhellenic Ceramic Exhibition, Marousi: 3rd Prize
2017 Blue Iris Art galery Paphos 2017 Apocalypse Galery whith Maria Mina CUBES
2018 Five Ceramists-Clay Creations 2019 Almyra Hotel group ceramic exhibition Paphos
2019 Castellamonte ceramic biennale 2021The Gym Galery -chawan tea bowls exhibition Nicosia
2021 Erma ceramic exhibition -Lustre technique
2022 Révélations, International Biennial of Crafts and Creation, Temporary Grand Palais, Paris
Since 2017 he has organized experimental ceramic workshops using clay and terra sigillata made with Cyprus natural soils and stones. In addition, he had 7 individual exhibitions in Cyprus and participated in many group exhibitions.