Bruno Gambone was born in 1936 in Vietri sul Mare, in the Campania region of southern Italy. He first began working in his father's ceramics workshop in Florence as a teenager, and then later, in 1963, moved to New York and befriended none other than the Pop Art elite (Rauschenberg, Lichtenstein, Warhol!). Upon returning to Italy, he continued to work with glass, painting, and even fabric in his workshop in Milan. It is his body of sculptural and stoneware work, which he returned to in the late 1960s, that we love most. Their neutral tones, hand-drawn line details, and quirky shapes have stolen our hearts.
Several of Gambone's gorgeous stoneware objects can be found on Artemest for purchase.