Fausto Melotti Ceramics

Fausto Melotti was a seminal Italian postwar ceramicist, sculptor, painter, and poet. He was an integral part of the artistic and intellectual fabric of postwar Italy, and he befriended and worked with many of its leading members, such as Lucio FontanaGio Ponti, Giorgio de Chirico, and Alberto Burri, to name a few.

Melotti’s real focus on ceramics came about at the end of War World II, when his studio was destroyed in the bombardment of Milan and he decided to rent a kiln. This event initiated a 15-year period of almost exclusive production of ceramics and terra-cotta sculptures.

Throughout his life, Melotti produced a vast number of ceramics with varying styles, including bas reliefs, abstract vases, small ceramic sculptures, and teatrinos (little theaters). He made terra-cotta, faience, and plaster sculptures and frequently mixed ceramics, steel, or iron in his compositions. We are pleased to present to you our collection of Fausto Melotti ceramics, all of which were produced between 1950 and 1965.

Last updated: June 8, 2019