The Ceramics and Sculpture Workshop “Petros Roukoutakis” was created in 1990 by the late Petros Roukoutakis, the only Greek blind sculptor, giving the unique chance to blind and visually impaired people, the newly-blinded and especially the visually impaired with other disabilities, to develop their touch and their dexterities.
Ceramics and sculpture is the only of the visual arts that can give to a blind person a cognitive experience, creative expression and development of the imagination to complete the personality. At the same time, it allows the development of skills of their most sensitive tool, their hand and through a totally creative and team experience it contributes to social bonding.
The creations of the participants are displayed for sale in the small shop in the Tactual Museum and in periodical exhibitions organized by the Lighthouse for the Blind of Greece and other organisations.
There was a remarkable collaboration with the Benaki Museum in Pre-Columbian Art report Gontikas collection, as well as a cooperation and participation in the exhibition "Imprints" in the Vorre Museum and the Association of Social Responsibility for Children and Youth (SKEP), in a Water themed and a Nature themed exhibitions in 2009 and 2010 respectively. The involvement of children and young and visually impaired people was an unusual experience with very positive results.
The workshop is equipped with wheels, a kneader, a press and two ovens.