Faty Ly on Kelen
An adept of learning by doing, Faty Ly values know-how and became passionate about ceramics" at the end of the 90s. A passion that came to life through the opening of a craft gallery in 2001 in Dakar "with the contribution of West African artisans. This period marks the beginning of the Fatyly brand. "Her collaboration with DiénbouZon, a potter from Bobo-Dioulasso, enabled her to work culinary forms as" well as decorative surfaces and to immerse herself in ceramics, the first art of fire." 
In 2008, she graduated from Central Saint Martins of London where she took advantage of the "synergy between the technical knowledge of industrial ceramics and her cultural heritage". Faty Ly is then interested in the world of gastronomy and creates tasting pieces" for chocolate and tea in London and Paris; thus marking her entry into tableware."

Faty Ly lives and works in Dakar, she collaborates with a manufacture in Limoges to ensure high-qualitycraftsmanship and production.