TERRACOTTA LAMP SHADE

materials: clay, enamel paint, woven flex

Designed and made in the rural town of Samode in Jaipur, India.

The form of the clay shade comes from the traditional Indian money pot. After the iconic form is thrown on the wheel the bottom is sliced off using some wet thread. A hole in the top is then made for the cord. With a few simple alterations to the original form the potter can make a new product. Finished with the same enamel paint inside that was used to decorate the outside of the money pots. The shade hangs from a loom woven flex sourced from the village hardware shop.

This project was developed during a fellowship with Happy Hands Foundation.

The final piece was presented at the UnBox Festival 2012 in New Delhi.