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Meet our people: Frank Vigliarolo

Frank Vigliarolo // Robert Gordon Pottery
Frank is a fettler and maker in our Melbourne workshop who contributes to the production of our Australian Made product. He has been with us for 26 years, and is part of our Robert Gordon family. 

We spoke to him about what his day-to-day looks like at the pottery, and the ever changing industry of homewares. 
Describe a typical working day.

My typical day starts in the slip casting area, making round and rectangular basins, and removing them from their moulds semi dry. Then I fettle the sinks into a neat, functional smooth shape. I load and unload bisque kilns that have been fired to 1000c. Then I spray and glaze the pieces, according to customer order amount and colour specification.⁠

What did you study? Where have you worked before? 

I completed a bachelor of Arts, (Ceramic & Glass design) at Caulfield Monash University. My previous employment was at Colourform Australia in Dandenong - anodising and powder coating aluminium.

What do you love about Pottery?  

I enjoy making a variety of sinks using the casting slip and then once removed from the large plaster moulds, I check and clean the sinks into a smooth neat form. I love making functional forms for the dinner table and at home, or creating animal sculptures out of clay.

 On a personal note.... What is a great day out? –  

Searching for ceramic antiques at opp-shops, garage sales, and antique warehouses. 

Favourite place to eat in your local area?

My favourite place to eat is La Aroma, Italiano restaurant at Hampton Park.

Favourite drink of choice?

Raspberry Soda. 


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