Polloniato was born in 1979 in Nove – a small town between Venice and Vicenza, situated on deposit of fine earthenware clay used in the production of the majolica pottery and ceramics for which it has been famous since the Renaissance. Polloniato attended the Accademia di Belle Arti in Venice under esteemed Professor Gaetano Mainenti and obtained his diploma with distinction in 2007. Presently, he lives and works in both Brussels and his hometown Italy. Today, Nove still attracts collectors from all over the world looking for the best Italian handcrafted ceramic art pieces, religious objects and other hand painted decorative ceramics in the classic Nove style. Polloniato bounces back and forth between forms and their meaning, their duration and utility, and between historic manufacturers.