Midwinter Table Lamp with Strawberry Shade

Laura Carlin
£5,800

The Midwinter Table Lamp with Strawberry Shade, is part of Laura Carlin’s new lighting range, exclusive to The New Craftsmen. The lamp is created as an extension of the Midwinter range, which Laura began working on during our Holkham Hall residency in 2021. Laura has collaborated with the same forge and with The New Craftsmen team to explore the Midwinter design through lighting. The Midwinter range is inspired by the fireplace in Holkham’s North Dining Room, which is beautifully illustrated with Aesop’s Fables. The table lamp is based on the fable ‘The Fir-Tree and the Bramble’, a story about humbleness and living with freedom. The characters are carefully moulded in sculptors clay by Laura before they are cast in bronze. This version comes with an illustrated Strawberry shade, Giclée printed on textured white card, designed by Laura specifically for the table lamp. This lamp comes with a black flex and an in-line switch. International wiring is available, please enquire for further details.



Material: Cast bronze, Giclée print on textured card
Dimensions:
Base: Width 26.5cm, Depth 13.5cm, Height 44cm (Height with shade 66.5cm)
Shade: Diameter 31cm, Height 24cm
Care Instructions: Dust with dry, lint free cloth. Avoid abrasives.
image Plain
Lead Time: 16 weeks

Process

Laura began designing the lamps using a combination of drawings, paper cut outs and maquettes. She found it was important to play with the scale, feel and tactile nature of the lamps, as well as establishing strong narratives. She made several visits to the foundry to pull and push the design until she felt it both had stature but still belonged in nature. She created a model using sculptors clay, which was taken through a process of wax casting to form a ceramic shell, before being cast in bronze. The conversation between the lights and their shades allowed Laura to play with colour, mood and atmosphere. Again, maquettes were made for the shade, using ink, acrylic, pastel and pencil to produce designs. Finally she settled on the Strawberry design, which is intimate, detailed and compliments the intricacy of the lamp. The original artwork was then scanned at a high resolution using a drum scanner, before being giclée printed onto a textured snow white card, to be handmade into a shade.
The Maker Laura Carlin Illustrator - South East England

Laura Carlin is an award winning London based ceramicist and illustrator, whose eye-catching designs and quirky sculptures have developed a cult following in the UK and abroad. Laura’s accolades include winning the Bratislava children’s book illustration awards, the first Brit to hold this title in twenty years. She has won the Quentin Blake Illustration Prize two years in a row whilst studying for her master’s at the Royal College of Art.