Pottery Gagliano was set up in Brighton in 2001 and is run by Roberto Gagliano.
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 20 years. He came to England in 2001 and set up his studio in Kemptown. He quickly became involved with the vibrant arts scene in Brighton and has been working with fellow artists and many students ever since.
Roberto has recently been working alongside critically acclaimed international artist Dan Baldwin. Roberto supplies Dan with the beautiful hand-thrown earthenware pots and press mouldings that he uses for his collection.
In 2008 Roberto launched a series of morning and evening classes through Evolution Arts & Natural Health – a non-profit enterprise providing affordable education to the Brighton public. His flexible and enthusiastic teaching techniques encourage students to adopt the attitude that ‘nothing is impossible …’!
During 2010 he expanded his portfolio to include more advanced courses and in 2011 moved into a bigger workspace in Rodhus Creative Studios on Hollingdean Road.
Roberto continues to make his own unique collection of pottery and provides local artisan outlets with functional domestic collections.
Roberto continues to share his knowledge and passion for making beautiful pottery by offering a series of courses and open workshops. These are open to anyone from complete novices to more advanced students.