Hector Mavridis is an artist who lives and works in Thessaloniki, Greece. Born in Melbourne, Australia, he moved to Greece in 1969. Between 1979 and 1988 he studied Linguistics and Ceramics at Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago.
Over the years, he has participated in dozens of exhibitions around the world and has created numerous performances in Greece, Germany, Israel, Spain, France, North Macedonia, and the United States. Since 1991 he has been teaching ceramics in his pottery studio, The Almond Grove.
Back to Earth (dir. Chryssa Tzelepi, Akis Kersanidis, 2021), a documentary movie about his work, has won the Greek Association of Film Critics Award at the 23rd Thessaloniki Documentary Festival.
Theoretical and attitudinal changes towards ceramic discourse and practice brought about changes in how I view my materials. Thus, clay, glaze, air, water, and fire, from materials that co-existed in the production of a ceramic object, became separate entities, each one with its character, qualities, and language. Co-existence was of no importance. This ‘new’ Ceramics language code released other aesthetic events, gestural acts, and conceptual and experimentation realizations or proposals.