Bruno Gambone and daily earth

Bruno Gambone once declared in an interview, “We are born from earth, […] from ‘gea’… We are born from it and go back to it when we die. And between birth and death, there is a story made of everyday earth.”

This gallery is dedicated to some of the objects created by this artisan/artist as tokens of his “days of everyday earth”: ceramic pieces, vases, bottles and sculptures.

Born in Vietri sul Mare (in Salerno, Campania) in 1936, Gambone followed in the footsteps of his father Guido, a well-established ceramist in the first half of the 1900s, whose “La Tirrena” pottery and majolica factory was active in Florence from 1950 to 1967.

After an apprenticeship under his father, Gambone started his artistic career with painting. In the 1960s, he held solo shows all over the world, bonding with friends such as Andy Warhol and Lucio Fontana.

He came back to ceramics in 1969, after moving back to Florence to manage the family company when his father died.

Since then, nothing has stopped his artistic activity – or his activism in defense of artistic craftsmanship.

To find out more, visit his website:

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March 13, 2017