Vassilis Politakis was born in Heraklion, Crete in 1965. Since 1990 he has worked to understand and recreate the pottery of the Aegean and Cypriot Bronze Age.
His expertise is supported by the British School at Athens (BSA), the American Study Center of Aegean Prehistory (INSTAP-EC), the Heraklion Archaeological Museum, the University of Crete and the official Hellenic Institute of Material Science (Demokritos).
As a potter, he relishes the challenge of exploring the manufacturing
techniques developed in those earlier days.
As a painter, his aim is to recapture the characteristics, styles, and artistic spirit
of the Bronze Age.
In experimental archaeology,
he collaborates with research centers, schools of archaeology and universities
in order to shed light on whatever is not clearly known about the ancient Bronze Age
As a scholar
he organizes interactive educational programs, seminars and presentations
addressed to all levels of education and to different social groups, in order to:
1. Promote the values of Minoan pottery, both in techniques and decoration.
2. Make people more aware of pottery techniques.
3. Use clay sculpture as a mean of expression, participating in scientific psychological,
social, historical and ethnographic projects.