Elvira Keller, Neapolitan by birth and an adopted citizen of Faenza, learned the fundamentals of ceramics first during her studies, then by working in workshops and taking specialization courses, which have allowed her to master various techniques of production. When she opened her workshop, she began to make articles in a baroque style, rich in detail, to then experiment by subtraction and find a style of her own that was simpler and more elegant. In her workshop, there are collections of furniture, sculptures and objects for the kitchen, as well as works on commission. In parallel, the craftswoman continues her personal creative research, and hosts in her studio Italian and foreign students, artists and ceramists who are interested in experimenting with new techniques and styles.
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Elvira Keller is a talented ceramist, whose work blends craftsmanship, design and contemporary art. The shapes and colours of her works recall her ...
Elvira Keller is a talented ceramist, whose work blends craftsmanship, design and contemporary art. The shapes and colours of her works recall her belonging to Faenza, where she studied ceramics and she currently lives, and Naples, where she was born. Her potteries indeed range between objects with sharp, strict shapes (such us the series “En tout cas”, where the pure and white majolica – the main material of the Faentine tradition – meets ironic and playful motifs) and more organic, raw and textured works (such as the stilt houses, which seem to raise spontaneously and accidentally from the clay, or the “Ex voto”, which recall, with their bright colours, the roots of Elvira). What I find interesting isher inclination for installations, both made with more objects or as unique pieces.