Two things I’ve never been able to get enough of is pottery and table lamps… every room in my home has at least three lamps and well pottery…i’ve lost count. It will come as no surprise then that i’m a sucker for craft inspired pottery table lamps – rustic lamps, mid-century lamps, glossy glazed lamps, chalky lamps I love them all. Here’s 10 of my current favourites…
1. Black and White Mini Lamp $480, Victoria Morris Pottery
I love the petite proportions and luminous sheen of this mid-century inspired lamp by LA potter Victoria Morris. Black and white glaze on white stoneware, hand thrown and hand carved with a perfectly matched white linen shade. Buy it here.
2. Ceramic Base Linen Table Lamp £95, Urban Outfitters
A glorious glaze, texture, chalky finish and industrial charm, this beautiful and weighty lamp has layers of it all. Buy it here
3. Corinium Lamp Stand £100, Neptune
An exercise in elegance and restraint this chalky oversized lamp base is full of pastoral charm. Covered in ash-encrusted crackle glaze with a killer olive green band its the perfect marriage of the rustic and the refined. Buy it here.
4. Tenmoku Glaze Lamp Base £75, Made In Cley
This glossy jet black lamp base is made along with other brightly glazed pieces out of a potters co-operative in the sea-side town of Cley in Norfolk. I love how the gloss is thicker at the top and thins out towards the bottom pooling in the ridges and revealing the natural clay. Made in Cley
5. ENNA Grey Ceramic Lamp £49, Maisons Du Monde
At 70cm high this elegant grey glazed base comes in at a great price for it’s size. Buy it here.
6. Cream Thistle Tapered Lamp £90, Anta
Inspired by Scottish traditions this pretty hand-watercoloured lamp is a work of art and so pretty with the bleeds of overlapping colour. Who knew thistles were a thing? Buy it here.
7. Miller and Laurel Lamps from $475, Stone and Sawyer
Inspired by 20th-century American and Scandinavian ceramics, this collection of lamps made in the Catskills use lovingly crafted and sourced components to assemble them. Ceramic bases are slip-cast in the studio where glazes are also developed and local woodworkers hand-turn the walnut necks and bases. The lamps here are seen in ‘Charcoal’. Buy them here.
8. Roar and Rabbit Ripple Table Lamp £139, West Elm
The generous and angular base of this lamp from West Elm just makes me want to give it a big hug! With a turned wood neck, a lovely ridged body and drippy aqua glaze, it’s a winner! Buy it here.
9. Berber Round Embossed Stoneware Lamp, John Lewis £105
The little black dress of lamps, this hand thrown terracotta lamp is chalky matte perfection. Buy it here.
10. Calypso Oxblood Table Lamp £90, Pooky
I’m not normally a red kind of girl but this glorious specimen had me at ‘Oxblood’. Buy it here.
Author: Rohini Wahi
Rohini is a London based freelance journalist and trend forecaster for the design industries. She has worked for Elle Decoration, Living Etc, Houzz and Design Sponge amongst others.
She loves a period drama and keeps a tidy home. Launched in 2007 The Beat That My Heart Skipped focuses on home inspirations, design trends, lifestyle and food – coupled with an insight into Rohini’s work and home life – from key picks at trade shows to styled weekend soirees. To contact Rohini for queries, work for hire or just to say hi drop her a line at firstname.lastname@example.org