Shapes and colours, from Faenza to Naples

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.