These 5 ceramic and clay lamps reveal the touch of the craftsman
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Who: Natalie Weinberger is a Brooklyn-based studio potter and ceramic designer who works on a range of commercial and creative projects.
What: Stone lamp — terracotta
How: Made in terracotta clay, this handmade stoneware table lamp is comprised of a wheel-thrown ceramic base and a coordinating slip-cast ceramic shade.
Who: Eny Lee Parker is a spatial designer who specialises in objects, furniture and lighting, and uses clay as her main medium.
What: Hand-built ceramic base Oo lamp — skin tone
How: Part of Parker's 'First Hand' collection, the Oo Lamp debuted at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair in 2018, where Parker was awarded 'Best New Emerging Designer'. This ceramic base is hand-built, with copper detailing including a dimmer dial on the bottom side.
Who: In Common With is a collaborative design studio that manufactures furniture, lighting and objects based in New York City. Each of their products is designed around a set of modular components that allow them to create work that can be altered to the needs of their customers, the spaces they inhabit and the brand they represent.
What: Handmade alien table lamp
How: The handmade collection marries industrial metal components with a handmade touch. Each of the earthenware shades is handcrafted in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in South Eastern Ohio. The clay bodies are hand-pressed onto moulds, making each one-of-a-kind.
What: Table light 1.05
How: Produced in Normandy, more than ten production steps are necessary between the moulding of the ceramic and the last ring. The brass pieces are shaped near Paris, on spinning machines dating back to the early 20th century, before being polished and varnished. Lastly, the glass globes are mouth-blown in a wooden mould and then sandblasted by hand.
Who: With a Bauhaus attitude toward materials, Brave Matter harnesses industrial making and craft expertise to produce objects and work that blur boundaries between studio practice and mass production.
What: A/M Orb Pendant
How: Cast in mineral-rich clay, shades are adorned with mica-laden glazes to produce soft glimmering, time-worn surfaces. Himalayan salt crystal is used as a light diffusing material. Made with pure gallium nitride, this LED emits a violet light source allowing you to see the clarity and brightness of whites.