work shops – general
Travelling means sun, beach, sea – and more! Take the opportunity to broaden your horizons, learn more about other people and make new experiences. In Kaliviani and the villages nearby many workmen and artist-craftsmen run their work shops or ateliers. At these pages we present you old crafts - still alive!
Do you know how to make soap, how the oil comes out of the olive or to make alcohol out of crapes? Can you imagine how many steps it needs to make a Byzantine Icon? Do you have any idea how about the work process to make a pair of shoes? How to work with stone, clay or with the extreme hard olive wood with its wild grain? How a mosaic has been created from marble stone? Who makes all the tiny little stitches on table cloth or blankets? You will find answers and explanations for all these questions. Very interesting also for children because here it’s still possible to watch the first steps of technology before industrial production and its machines had has replaced old craft. Sure, modern way of production is ok, many people now can by any case of things cheep and easy, but our culture heritage of creative power is the root of all industrial production. So its worth it to take care about craft and artist-craft, to understand more about the details and to discover the value of hand made products and art – because behind every object stands still a definitely person.