Potter Roberto Lugo will speak to George School students on Friday, January 12, 2018 during assembly. The artist will discuss his path to success, overcoming adversity, and his career in ceramics.
Roberto grew up in the Kensington area of Philadelphia. He was the third child of a young mother and father. As a child, Roberto was exposed to violence, drugs, and gang activity on the streets of Philadelphia. In an effort to seek the best job he could to support his family, his father rode his bike from Kensington to Cherry Hill, New Jersey each day for work. “When I sit at a potter’s wheel, I often think of my father’s bike tire spinning, and this metaphor has always had me reach for more. If he could make that sacrifice for my future, it is up to me to make something of it,” writes Roberto on his website.
Roberto has exhibited his work alongside photographer Richard Ross and has spoken at the National Council of Education for the Ceramic Arts in Seattle and the NCECA Conference.
Learn more about Roberto and his work at www.robertolugostudio.com.