David Pinto is one of Jamaica’s leading ceramic artists. Born and raised in Jamaica, Pinto studied at the prestigious American art school, The Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). He refined his technical and aesthetic skills in New York City for a number of years before returning home via a sojourn in Japan.
Pinto created a well-equipped, modern studio on the Good Hope Estate, nestled on the edge of the mysterious cockpit country in Trelawny. First settled in the 1740s, Good Hope was a thriving sugar plantation and is located 15 minutes up into the hills above the Georgian town of Falmouth [between Montego Bay and Ocho Rios]. The studio is designed to welcome world-renowned artists and the students they attract. Facilities include 5 kilns- an anagamma style wood kiln, cross draft soda kiln, downdraft gas reduction kiln, and two electric kilns – and an abundance of tables, wheels, air and space for creation!
David Pinto enjoys creating one of a kind vessels and sculptures. His studio also produces a range of functional pottery for sale on location, at select stores, galleries, and at island hotels and villas. Pinto teaches weekly local classes in the school
term and international workshops in April. He has taught a number of workshops at the Anderson Ranch Art Center in Snowmass Village, Colorado and other locations in the U.S.
His work is part of the permanent collection of The National Gallery of Jamaica and numerous private collections in Japan, the United States and Jamaica. Work is available online, in select stores, galleries or at his studio at Good Hope.