White Lava Table Lamp (Tall)

Alison Lousada
£2,100
White Lava Table Lamp (Tall) is a functional table lamp with a volcanic glaze crafted by ceramicist Alison Lousada. A tactile, textured piece ideal for enhancing any interior. The shade is not included.

As well as being inspired and led by the behaviour of the clay itself, Alison is inspired by Icelandic and Japanese volcanic landscapes and the traditions of German studio pottery from the 1960s and 70s. Alison takes care to leave brush marks, splashes and raw edges in her work in order to capture and celebrate the imperfection of the maker's mark. International wiring is available, please enquire for further details.
Material: Combination of stoneware clays and porcelain
Dimensions: Height: 43cm, Length: 24cm, Width: 24cm
Care Instructions: Wipe with damp, lint-free cloth
Made to order (8-10 weeks)

Process

This piece is part hand-built and part thrown on a potter’s wheel, using a combination of different clays. Volcanic slips are added under the glaze before it goes through multiple firings, including a high temperature porcelain firing to break up the surface. The course black clay is left raw in parts to create contrast and reveal the natural texture of the clay.
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.