Half of the territory of Estonia is covered with forest. Two materials – warm wood and cold porcelain – enter into dialogue, acquiring commonalities. Porcelain transforms into wood or the other way round, bearing the visual characteristics of the other material by the aid of the artist.
Raili Keiv studied ceramics and product design in Estonian Academy of Arts, Germany and Denmark. “The materials I use are both the substance of and inspiration for my design. The perfectibility and possibilities of porcelain has been my subject for many years.
I have been experimenting with the boundaries of porcelain. Nevertheless I have stayed on the more-or-less functional aspects of the objects, which are often associated with the theme of tableware.”