Roberto Lugo discovered the art of pottery in his early 20s. It led him to college and a wildly successful career making pots that draw on the history of ceramics and his own background as a Puerto Rican kid growing up in Philadelphia. Now he has work at the Metropolitan and Philadelphia Museums of Art (among many others), and an exhibition at Grounds for Sculpture: Roberto Lugo: The Village Potter (May 22, 2022 – January 8, 2023).
Producer Susan Wallner, Narrator Nemuna Ceesay, Director of Photography Joe Conlon. Drone Camera Joseph McGann and Colibri Workshop. Additional photographs and video courtesy Roberto Lugo Studio, Grounds for Sculpture, Mural Arts Philadelphia, R & Company, and Michael Seeley. Special thanks to Elyse Topalian, Isabel Oberlender, and Amy Johnston.