Mattia Vernocchi was born in 1980 in Cesena (Italy). After graduating from the Ballardini Institute of Ceramic Art in Faenza in 2001, he opened his own studio in Gambettola, in an old house in the center of the town. Here he began his research in the ceramic field by experimenting with different techniques, also with the help of other materials such as iron, glass and concrete. In 2006, he won the first European Ceramic Context prize at the Bornholms Kunstmuseum in Denmark. Through some group exhibitions, he approaches the world of contemporary art, collaborating with various galleries. In 2007, he inaugurated his first personal exhibition, “Pat de durmi,” in Cesena at the Palazzo del Ridotto gallery. Subsequently, he inaugurated two more personal exhibitions, one in Fano at the Gasparelli Gallery and the other in Milan at the L’affiche Gallery. Also, that year, he inaugurated a public work entitled “2294 kilo”, located in a roundabout in the town of Gambettola. His constant research allows him to deepen more and more the link with the material, thus finding its maximum expression in it. Now he lives and works in Longiano, a town in the first hills of Romagna, where his work finds vigor and strength in the relationship with the resources and stimuli that the territory in which he lives offers him.