Our carved earthenware is decorated by brushing a thick coat of
white slip over hand-thrown red terracotta clay. When the piece is leather hard
(not too soft and not too dry), we carve the designs through the slip to reveal
the darker clay underneath. The images that result have a feeling similar to
wood-cut prints, showing the gouge marks and texture. The pieces are then
bisque fired, glazed in one of a dozen glaze colors, and fired to maturity. The
white areas reflect the glaze color (green, amber, etc.) and the carved areas
are a contrasting dark charcoal color. The graphic imagery is hard to capture
with a camera, but it has a wonderful vigor and depth in person.
Though most are photographed without shades, we can provide shades
for any of our lamp bases. We actually prefer that you purchase your shade
locally after you get the lamp from us; you'll get exactly what you want and
won't have to pay extra to get it shipped from us to you.
Click here for the lamp price list .