Frank Giorgini
UDU, Inc.
Freehold, New York

Frank Giorgini, artist, designer, teacher and author, lives in rural upstate New York. He has a Master of Fine Arts in sculpture and ceramics from Southern Illinois University and a degree in Industrial Design from Pratt Institute in New York. He taught courses in Architectural Tile Design at Parsons School of Design in New York City for many years, and he now heads tile-making workshops at his studio and at select locations throughout the U.S.

Frank Giorginiís book, Handmade Tiles (Lark Books, 1994), is in its eighth printing and, translated into several languages, has become the instructional bible for tile making in ceramic studios, schools and universities around the country and well beyond. In 1995 Frank was honored by receiving the Tile Heritage Foundation Award for promoting awareness and appreciation of ceramic surfaces in the United States.

Frankís ceramic fabrication company, UDU, Inc., produces custom handmade tiles and murals for private and public installations. Among his more notable projects he was awarded a commission by the Metropolitan Transit Authority of New York City to design the artwork for the Whitehall Street/South Ferry subway station of the N and R line in Lower Manhattan.

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