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Roberto Lugo is a potter living and working in Vermont. He grew up in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia and began his creative life writing graffiti. Today, he is known for his teapots, which are for him a symbol of learning other cultures, as he didn't grow up using teapots in his Puerto Rican household. His pots incorporate his artistic beginnings in graffiti and include references to his own background and to global cultures, and he designs them to spark conversation . Roberto is a professor at Marlboro College, and he talks about the different languages of academia, the pottery room, and the community where he was raised and the challenges and joys of truly communicating across cultures. He is also a trustee at Haystack Mountain School of Craft. You can hear the full conversation with Stu Kestenbaum here.
Make/Time shares conversations about craft, inspiration, and the creative process. Listen to leading makers and thinkers talk about where they came from, what they're making, and where they're going next. Make/Time is hosted by Stuart Kestenbaum and is a project of craftschools.us.
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