Paolo Polloniato

Polloniato was born in 1979 in Nove – a small town between Venice and Vicenza, situated on deposit of fine earthenware clay used in the production of the majolica pottery and ceramics for which it has been famous since the Renaissance. Polloniato attended the Accademia di Belle Arti in Venice under esteemed Professor Gaetano Mainenti and obtained his diploma with distinction in 2007. Presently, he lives and works in both Brussels and his hometown Italy.
Today, Nove still attracts collectors from all over the world looking for the best Italian handcrafted ceramic art pieces, religious objects and other hand painted decorative ceramics in the classic Nove style. Polloniato bounces back and forth between forms and their meaning, their duration and utility, and between historic manufacturers.

Artist Biography

Creative Concept:

Ceramic art is embedded in the DNA of Paolo Polloniato, which is certainly no exaggeration. Members of his family have been renowned as master artisans for over nine generations, directly linked to the art of painting and creation of Italy’s finest artistic ceramics. Critics have been unanimous that he has indeed added a new and perhaps crowning dimension to the family business. This is distinctively the work of his own. He incessantly explores new areas for expanding the possibilities of ceramic art with creative research into materials and communication.

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