Elisa Giacometti, Oltredonna sculptures


Elisa Giacometti – what a name to bear, laden with a powerful heritage and profound sense. Born in Turin in 1990, Elisa’s artistic journey began in her hometown from 2005 to 2009, and continued in Venice from 2011 to 2015. During her Venetian period, she attended the Academy of Fine Arts under the guidance of the renowned professor and sculptor Giuseppe La Bruna. It was under his mentorship that she discovered and deepened her passion for sculpture, experimenting with a variety of materials such as ceramics, wax, wood, wire, plaster, and resins.

After completing her studies, Elisa returned to Turin, where she began exhibiting her work and collaborating with local artistic and cultural associations between 2015 and 2017. Seeking new perspectives for her career, she moved to Ibiza from 2019 to 2022. Since 2023, she has been living in Paris, working as an artist at Maxance Jourdain’s Atelier de Céramique in Belleville (72, Rue Julien Lacroix, 75020 Paris).

At an intimate personal art show in Paris at the Caverne Art & Miss gallery, Elisa presented her terracotta pieces under the evocative title “Animisme,”

Vase du Silence Silent and solemn, this vase embodies the quiet strength of the feminine essence. Its form speaks in hushed tones, resonating with an inner stillness that commands attention.

Assiette à Mains Here, hands—delicate yet powerful—extend from the plate, symbolizing the nurturing and creative spirit of womanhood. These hands, sculpted with meticulous care, reach out as if to offer sustenance and comfort.

Jupe Rouge A vibrant piece, the Jupe Rouge captivates with its bold color and form. It suggests movement, dance, and the flow of life, embodying the vivacious and dynamic nature of the feminine spirit.

La Coupe This piece stands as a testament to the dual nature of the feminine—both a vessel and a giver. The cup, intricately designed, holds within it the potential for transformation and renewal.


In her series of vases, “OLTREDONNA,” Giacometti deconstructs the image of the woman through a duality dictated by the vase and its complementary sculpture on the stopper. Each piece is a poetic dissection of the feminine form:

The lower part of the figure is etched onto the vase, while the stopper completes the image with a sculpted upper body. This division illustrates the concept that a woman is a cyclical energy—she gives life, energy, and knowledge.

terracotta vase from the Oltredona series by Elisa Giacometti
Assiette à Mains, terracotta plate from the Oltredona series by Elisa Giacometti

Elisa Giacometti‘s work is a celebration of the feminine divine. Her art, rich with symbolism and crafted with sensitivity, speaks to the cyclical nature of life and the enduring power of womanhood. Each piece in “Animisme” invites viewers to contemplate the profound connection between form and spirit, silence and speech, movement and stillness.

Her vases are not merely objects but stories told through clay, capturing the essence of women as both nurturers and creators, whose presence is both grounding and transformative. Through her art, Giacometti weaves a narrative of timeless elegance and strength, offering a homage to the eternal cycle of giving and renewal inherent in the feminine essence.