Diego Poloniato was born in Bassano on 7th August 1967 and he lives in Nove where he graduated as a Master of Art in 1985 at the Institute of Ceramics Art .
  • Since 1990 he has worked as an artisan potter availing the precious advice and experience of his retired father Domenico.
  • In 1992 he participated for the first time in "Andrea Parini" terracotta whistle contest and won the 1st prize. This contest was held in Caltagirone at the international terracotta whistle exhibition.
  • In 1993 he won the 3rd prize at the first terracotta whistle exhibition held in Canove for the refine and the creative style with which interpreted some meanings of the Venetian whistle,
  • In 1994 he took part in the fourth National terracotta whistle contest in Rutigliano city. He also participated at the ceramics exhibition " Polloniato and Comacchio, two families of potters from Nove " organized at the exposition room A.P.T. Bassano del Grappa.
  • In 1995 he won the "continuity and tradition" prize at 2nd Terracotta whistle exhibition at Canove di Roana.
  • He even participated in the 7th National terracotta whistle contest in Rutigliano City and in the same year he exposed his works at the " Whistle exhibition” at Nove.
  • In 1996 he took part in the VIII° National contest of Rutigliano and exposed his works at the whistling ceramics exhibition in Nove “ Subièt e Cuchi “.
  • In 1997 he and his father exposed their works “Cuchi e gli Arcicuchi Napoleonici “ at an exhibition called “ Arrivano i Galli “ organized by the municipal tourist board of Bassano del Grappa. In the same year he took part in an exhibition “ Cucari e figuli” at Nove and in the 3rd international exhibition at Canove.
  • In 1998 he won the prize assigned by the Veneto Region at the exhibition of Venetian craftsmanship in Padua.
  • In 1999 he won the 2nd prize at the exhibiton "Subièt" in Moncalieri. During the same year he participated in the IV International exhibition in Canove and the exhibition of Venetian craftsmanship in Padua where in the " sacred art section of jubilee 2000 " he exposed a piece that was bought by the artisans association of Padua. The piece was gifted to the Holy Father on the occasion of the jubilee of the artisans.
  • In January 2000 he won the 1st prize at the 9th National terracotta whistle contest in Rutigliano city.
  • In January 2001 at the 8th edition of the same national contest he got the 3rd prize.
  • In May 2002 he won the first prize at the international contest in Asolo.
  • In 2004 he received the 2nd prize at the international whistle contest, “Gino De Bernardi "in Ronco Biellese.
  • In January 2005 he won the 1st prize at the 7th National contest of terracotta whistle in Rutigliano city with a whistle called “mussa vegan” based on the theme of popular games ".
  • At the 11th edition of the national contest in Rutigliano in 2007 he won the 1st prize.
  • In the same year he won the 1st prize at the Mangers contest in Muzzana del Turgnano (UD ).
  • In 2008 he was given the 2nd prize ex aequo at the international terracotta whistle contest in “the city of Matera".
  • In the 2009 he won the 1st prize at the 21th National contest of terracotta whistle in Rutigliano.

For the last few years he has been collaborating in various initiatives organized by the Nove Terra di Ceramica association and has lent his works of art to ceramic and terracotta whistle laboratories held at the primary schools in Bassano, Friola, Recoaro , Nove and the ANNFAS center of Rosà.

All the Diego Poloniato pieces are fired with materials at high temperature ( 1150/1180 °C) and treated with pure oxides.

The technique used by Diego is based on clays of various colours and composed together to get the typical chromatic effects of his pieces.

Each piece is unique as it not made from predisposed forms or stamps . It is an exclusive fruit of the artist’s imagination and the whim and fancy of the moment when it is being created.