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Courtship Behavior Oo Pendant Lamp in Hand-Built Ceramic in Matte Blue

Estimated Production Time5-6 weeks

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This sculptural pendant lamp is hand-built ceramic finished in a matte blue glaze with hollow ceramic spheres hung from steel wire. The light travels through the cutouts made on the shad and off of the hanging spheres and casts kaleidoscopic reflections and shadows. This collection is inspired by the Satin Bowerbird in eastern Australia and their courtship behavior where males build a structure and embellish it with blue objects they collect to catch a mate’s eye. As blue is rather rare to find in nature they often resort to stealing from other males’ structures. This curious behavior led Yuko Nishikawa to reflect on our collecting habits, and things she collects and builds. “In the studio I have accumulated glaze test tiles of various colors and textures, notebooks and paper filled with scribbles and words, and pipes and finials from unused lamps. I collect other things too, like stories I read, thoughts I had during conversations with my friends, and techniques for making things. I take bits and pieces from all of these, take them apart, put them together again to make new work, for someone to pick up and make it into a part of their lives.” The lamp is individually formed and assembled by the artist. It is constructed with a canopy, finials and a socket cover in hand-built ceramic in the coordinating blue finish, blue fabric-covered cord and UL listed lighting components. Lamping: E12 Candelabra base.

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Based on the handmade nature of the work, variations in form, color and texture are expected. Custom dimensions and finishes are available. Please inquire with the studio. The standard chandelier is not UL listed. However, it is constructed with UL-listed components and can be UL listed upon request. The standard drop height is 36" and can be customized upon request.

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  • Creator
    Yuko Nishikawa (Artist)
  • Production Type
    New & Custom(Current Production)
  • Production Time
    It will take 5-6 weeks to make this piece
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  • Condition
  • Dimensions
    H 7 in. x Dm 6 in.H 17.78 cm x Dm 15.24 cm
  • Diameter
    6 in. (15.24 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Brooklyn, NY
  • Reference Number
    LU4941215959351
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About The Maker

Yuko Nishikawa

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Yuko Nishikawa is a Brooklyn-based design and ceramic art studio that aims to find the mystery and beauty in everyday lives, and values joy in communicating these discoveries through installations and collections of objects which include sculptural ceramic lighting, contemporary art objects, accessories, vases, and tableware. We also believe joy spreads. Through experiments and training we explore the emotional language objects convey, in relation to the space and the people who interact with them. Each product is individually handmade with a combination of techniques including wheel-throwing and hand-building with coils and slabs with various types of clay such as stoneware, earthenware, porcelain and cellulose clay. We mix our own glazes and fire ceramic pieces in our studio in Brooklyn. We work on design projects with the client as a team member to prototype and produce finishes and forms.  The founder, Yuko Nishikawa, has a decade of experience in designing furniture and lighting products as a Lead Industrial Designer, in addition to prior years as Assistant Interior Designer in some of the prominent studios in NYC. She is a skilled wheel-thrower and a hand-builder. She also runs a monthly talk event, Salon at Forest, a gathering and conversation of creative minds.

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