Cheryl’s sculptural lamps are beautifully imperfect spheres of rich colour by day that become lacey spheres of light by night. No two lamps are the same.
The surface of the lamps are textured by hand. The artist makes small holes in the clay while it is wet to let tiny shards of light break through the surface, making a lovely lacey pattern when the light is turned on at night.
The lamp shades are primarily made with paper mixed with a hardening compound to create incredible texture. They are surprisingly light weight with a hard and durable surface. Each lamp takes approximately 2 weeks to harden and cure.
Materials: Paper-based clay, electrical wiring, LED light bulb
Dimensions: Approximately 30cm H x approx. 30cm diameter. The electrical cord is 2m in length. The bulb (not supplied) is an E27 and should be no more than 13 Watts.
About the maker: Cheryl Johnson is a visual arts student and an emerging Canberra artist. She primarily enjoys working with paper clay and assemblage to create colourful sculptural forms. Cheryl is inspired by the simple objects, colour, texture and a sense of whimsy.
Craft ACT: Craft + Design Centre acknowledges the Ngunnawal people as the traditional custodians of the ACT and surrounding areas. We honour and respect their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this country and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region. We aim to respect cultural heritage, customs and beliefs of all Indigenous people.