Livia De Poli was born in 1948 in Conco, a small town in the Veneto region, famous for its ceramics. She began working at the age of fourteen in the Erma workshop in Bassano del Grappa in the province of Vicenza. She attended the Instituto artistico in Nove. Her gifts and mastery were immediately recognized. She stays in Bassano until 1967, when she gets married and leaves for France.

She lives in Besançon, then in Belfort. She resumed her activity in 1975 and exhibited in major cities, in particular in Paris, Lille, Lausanne and Karlsruhe, Germany.

Since 1990, she has been delivering a more contemporary work full of roundness and colour, full of subtle humour. Livia de Poli is currently pursuing her quest with more refined works where the monochromic is only disturbed by a few touches of colour.

In 2008, she began to create porcelain pieces made of daring interlacing. It is a phase of research and innovation which allows her to obtain in 2011 the support of the DRAC of Franche-Comté.