Maybe we learned to use fire because we needed to make our clay pots stronger thousands of years ago. The use of fire and the use of ceramics are connected in our development, all the way to the moon.
Elisa Strinna, an artist known for her constant brilliant experimentation with materials is from a village near Padua, Italy. She has given the name Persephone to her porcelain lamp. A book about porcelain by Edmund de Waal, The White Road, is most excellent, by the way.
Elisa Strinna, Persephone, porcelain, electrical wire, switch, light bulb, 2018
Arupo Waura, a Wauja master ceramicist, from Mato Grosso do Sul, gave these objects we show here to her son when he went to university, to be exchanged for food and school supplies.
Arupo Waura, clay bowls, 2018.
Arupo Waura, clay pot, 2018.