Elisabetta Bovina and Carlo Pastore founded Studio Elica in 1990: since then they have been working together in the fields of design and applied arts. A fruitful contamination between arts is the main signature style of Pastore and Bovina who have brought ceramic art to dialogue whit apparently distant artistic practices like scenography, fashion as well as performing arts.
Extremely prolific artists, they are committed to the creation of their own collections signed as Studio Elica and in the meantime, they also worked for other brands such as Arca Astucci, Tognana, Floor Gres, Fos Ceramiche, Ebenant, Sole 24 Ore Business Media, Bottega Gatti, Bottega Morigi. Today they design for Arcolaio and Visionnaire.
In 2009 they have opened Crete pièce unique in Bologna, a very eclectic space which is at same time a showroom for their creations, a gallery where they personally curate a selection of pieces by other designer-makers and an experimental platform for performing arts shows.