Shell Sconce Light

James Rigler
Shell Sconce Light by James Rigler, a dynamic piece crafted from earthenware clay with a shellac and metal leaf surface.

This unique piece by RCA graduate James Rigler is inspired by the monumental architecture of Glasgow, notably the carved shell motifs found on many of the buildings which pay homage to the city's maritime past. International wiring is available, please enquire for further details.
Material: Ceramics
cm: Width 56cm, Depth 15cm, Height 75cm
inches: Width 22in, Depth 5.9in, Height 29.5in
Care Instructions: Occasional careful dusting with cloth.


James’ pieces are created by press-moulding earthenware ceramic, which are then overlaid with a shellac and metal leaf surface and distressed to reveal the making marks in the clay beneath.
The Maker James Rigler Ceramicist - Scotland

James Rigler studied 3D Craft at the University of Brighton before graduating from the Royal College of Art with an MA in Ceramics and Glass in 2007. His bold ceramic sculptures are inspired by the language of architectural ornament, and James describes his recent work as being ‘led by thoughts of ruined and abandoned ancient places, romantic landscapes and stage sets’. In 2013-14 Rigler undertook a ceramics residency with the V&A Museum and is included in their public collection. Examples of his work can also be found in the collections of the Crafts Council and Chatsworth House, Derbyshire.