Mirta Morigi, born in Faenza in 1951, attended “G. Ballardini” Art School and opened her ceramic atelier in 1973.
She always collaborated with artists and designers, reclaiming her own strong expressive freedom. Mirta Morigi's ceramic is artisanal with a high communicative content, just perfectly pop, characterized by its own unmistakable language. Most recently, her latest experiments led her to establish her current language, strong and potent, characterized by powerful, enticing chromatic effects, typically employed in majolica, but without giving up her typical “lightness” and conceptual irony. For her sculpted compositions, Mirta draws her inspiration from a special naturalistic bestiary, with a clear preference for reptiles and amphibious animals, peeping out of the edge of her bowls and vases: this style has accompanied her over the last 20 years and allowed her to travel the world, from Australia to India and China, all the way to Korea and Japan, sharing her experience with fellow ceramicists and students.
Many of her artworks can be found in public or private collections around the world. She is a member of Geneva's International Academy of Ceramics since 2011. Since the Nineties she has been often invited in many venues and cities of ceramics to conduct workshops and readings regarding her work and Faenza, her birthplace. In 2021 one of her artworks has been showcased within the exhibit “Fittile. Artigianato artistico Italiano nella Ceramica contemporanea”, curated by Ugo la Pietra in collaboration with the Cologni Foundation, at Milan's Triennale. Mirta Morigi's concise, intense, intuitive and confident way of “talking with her hands” almost feels like a centuries-old ritual, constantly celebrated inside Faenza's workshops, turning the culture of ceramic making into an all-encompassing experience.