This lamp is a collaboration with Frankie of Calneva, 13 Kings Road, here in St Leonards. I have used a lino cut that she has created of Marine Court, an iconic modernist building designed by the architects Kenneth Dalgleish and Roger K Pullen in the 1930’s. Marine Court is situated on St Leonard’s sea front and its design was inspired by the Queen Mary ship which entered commercial transatlantic service in 1936. Frances very kindly allowed me to borrow the lino cut and experiment by impressing it into porcelain clay. It took 3 attempts to reach this result.
The colours of the porcelain lamp change throughout the day, depending on the different light levels in the room. When lit the lamp emits an ethereal glow, converting the surface decoration into textures of light. The impression of the building in the porcelain becomes more striking when the lamp is illuminated. I chose the colours inspired by the reflected light from the sea.
This lamp is perfect to go on a shelf, by the sofa for reading or as a bedside lamp. It creates a warm relaxed atmosphere, perfect for unwinding at the end of a busy.
Natural cream porcelain backdrop with blues, greens and yellows.