Rhodes has a long history of pottery going back many centuries at least to the time of the ancient cities. Replicas of designs produced in those times are still been manufactured today together with new modern designs in a younger generation.Vivid colours, especially blue, feature strongly as do certain motifs which are uniquely Rodian, the pomegranate flower and the stylized deer.The island has many ceramic factories selling hand painted pottery, typically vases, plates and ash trays which are a favourable souvenir item bought by our visitors in Rhodes.One of the first manufacturers of Greek pottery was IKAROS which began in the early 1900’s. The factory was originally a school (IKAROS, International Ceramic Arts). Owned by Mr Hadjicontantis, who was devoted to his profession and truly loved making pottery which was obvious in his works, he produced a vast number of valuable pieces. There is still a great deal of public interest in his collection even today that you can find them sold even in the E-Bay!