Magda was born and raised in Athens, one of the world’s oldest and most influential cultural and artistic cities. She worked for years in the business sector whilst studying “European Civilization” at the Greek Open University. It was 2009 when she started flirting with the creative potentials of clay. In 2012 she decided to pursue her passion for ceramics on a full-time basis when she was accepted onto the Crafts Council of Ireland’s Ceramics Skills and Design Course. She graduated in July 2014 after having successfully exhibited her work at the National Craft Gallery and the Blue Egg Gallery. As a member of Ceramics Ireland Organization has taken part in group exhibitions in Rathfarnham Castle, The National Botanic Gardens, and The Pearse Museum. In September 2014 she established her own studio in Newtown Mount Kennedy, Co. Wicklow. Recently won the Graduate Award of Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork.
Magda enjoys creating functional ware as well as one-off pieces of outstanding quality. The inspiration for her pots comes from a series of 13th century B.C. pan shaped bronze vessels found in Mycenaean tombs. The intention is the work to carry a sense of these ancient artifacts while at the same time maintaining a contemporary and fresh look. She often combines other materials with ceramics such as wood, stone and slate. The use of attractive green and blue glazes with smooth matt and glossy finishes is what distinguishes her work. The work is thrown on the potter’s wheel with stoneware clay and fired to 1280° C in the electric kiln.