Structural, hand built and painted ceramic lamp in multi-colour block. Custom square lampshade in ivory parchment paper included. Brass clip-on.
Shade: 9" H X 12" W X 4" D
Base: 7" H X 7" W X 7" D
Overall: 17" H
Veronica Ortuño is a creative director and interior designer based in Austin Texas, as well as a ceramic artist.
Ortuño visited the Detroit Institute of Art and was moved by their collection of vessels and sculptures dating back to 1200-1500 BC. She was mesmerized by the fact that these pieces could survive thousands of years.
The collection is called Paloma; in addition to referencing her travels and her Mexican heritage, the pieces were inspired by Ortuño’s daughter Paloma, with whom she became pregnant while developing the collection. The sculptures are all hand-built and hand-painted, making each piece distinctive and one-of-a-kind. Hand-building will always be one of the most impressive ancient traditional art form, no matter how time-consuming, she says.