Roberto Gagliano has a passion for ceramics and for teaching.
Through the lessons he teaches and the studio space he has created, Roberto is continuing in this tradition and openly and enthusiastically sharing his passion and knowledge with others.
Roberto was born in Italy on the beautiful island of Sicily where he learned his craft from the ceramic masters using the local clay freshly mined from the Sicilian mountains and valleys. After gaining a Diploma in Ceramics, Technology and Design, Roberto has been working as a potter for almost 30 years.
He came to England in 2001, set up a studio in Kemptown and he quickly became involved with the vibrant arts scene in Brighton. Roberto has collaborated with other artists over the years, most notably creating beautiful hadn-thrown pots and press moulding for Dan Baldwin and David Shrigley.
In 2011 the studio moved to it's present location in Rodhus Creative Studios on Hollingdean Road and in 2018 moved within the building to a bigger, brighter space upstairs.
For the last few years the studio has also been running Open Studio sessions for potters who wish to use the facilities without receiving tuition.