Lava Table Lamp in White (Round)

Alison Lousada
£2,100
Lava Table Lamp in White (Round) by ceramicist Alison Lousada. For this piece, Alison drew inspiration from her world travels, particularly the vast landscapes of Japan and Iceland. Her design is reminiscent of volcanic beaches and snow-capped mountains, and there’s a clear delineation of these environments throughout Alison’s work. Volcanic slips are added underneath the glaze, which is then finished with blistered porcelain, rendering the surface of each lamp gently pot-holed and craggy, akin to lava. Each lamp is made to order; its distinctive design, and the unpredictable making process, means no two pieces are the same. Pictured with 14" Black Linen Flat Drum Shade. International wiring is available, please enquire for further details. Shade not included but can be ordered separately.


Material: Stoneware clays, porcelain and silicon carbide slip
Dimensions: Height: 35cm, L: 30cm Width: 30cm
Care Instructions: Wipe with damp, lint-free cloth
Made To Order (8-10 weeks)

Process

Alison begins building by hand using a combination of black stoneware clays and porcelain. She then throws the piece on her wheel, and once shaped, adds volcanic slips before glazing. The recipe for this particular slip, made from silicon carbide, was passed down by a master craftsman and is greatly treasured. Using matt white porcelain to contrast with unglazed black stoneware clay, Alison accentuates her lava-like surface. The piece then enters a multi-stage firing process, during which, the porcelain reacts to create blistering and cratering. It is these unpredictable reactions, that Alison seeks in her work, and is inspired by.
The Maker Alison Lousada Ceramicist - London

Alison Lousada creates raw and elegant stoneware vessels, inspired by African and Japanese ceramics and Icelandic landscapes. Following a successful 15 year career designing printed textiles for Stella McCartney and Clements Ribeiro, her passion for ceramics grew from ‘anti fashion therapy’ to a full time profession under the guiding eye of Nicola Tassie. In 2016 Alison set up her ceramics studio to develop her practice of coarse textured stoneware vessels further.