Eric Maglio was born in Greenville, South Carolina, USA in 1984. He studied art at New Hampshire Institute of Art in Manchester, NH where he was first introduced to clay and the process of wood-firing. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Art degree, with a concentration in ceramics, from NHIA in 2007. After graduating he and his partner Belinda Bodnar built their own wood fired kiln to further develop their personal understanding of the intricacies of wood fired ceramic materials and processes.
Eric is currently teaching at his alma mater as BFA adjunct faculty, and also teaches community education classes in hand-built ceramics and ceramic sculpture. He is a juried member of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen and has demonstrated and exhibited work nationally and internationally. He continues to explore the ceramic form and surface through participating in various community wood firings in addition to experimenting in his own kiln.