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, Lichens (green, white and turquois), ceramics, 2022

Elisa Strinna, an artist known for her constant brilliant experimentation with materials is from a village near Padua, Italy. She made the tilework above. To her porcelain lamp she has given the name Persephone. 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

Alessandro Piromallo celebrates with his objects the birds and offers them a place to drink and bath.

Alessandro Piromall, Omphalos, ceramic gres, wood, calcite, basalt, 2022


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.