Stefano Pierotti was born in Pietrasanta (Lucca) in 1964. Pierotti’s great-grandfather and grandfather were well known sculptors and from them S.P. inherited his passion to mould clay. After taking a degree in aeronautics, he then applied his studies to sculpture. He attended the School of Arts in Lucca, where he stood out among the other students. At 23 years old he met Raffaella who will become his wife, model and muse and in his first sculpture “Ritratto di Raffaella” (Raffaella’s portrait) he showed an inner capability which attracted the art critics. In 1996, for the 16th Formula One Race in San Marino, the sculpture “Ayrton Senna”, a monumental portrait of the pilot who died there two years before, was presented and then located right on the Tamburello curve where Senna had the fatal accident. In 1998 the gallery “Poleschi Arte” in Forte dei Marmi hosted a retrospective on him, presenting most of his work.