Handmade Ceramic 'Joyous Spring' Majolica Table Lamp (Mexico)

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ITEM# 15913984
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    ITEM#: 15913984

    This handmade creation is offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic. Bursting into bloom, bright blossoms herald the arrival of spring. Gorky González shares their beauty all year long with this elegant table lamp. Blue, green, brown and yellow motifs contrast beautifully with the cream-colored background. It is crowned with a cotton lampshade, and the switch is located on the cord.

    Product Features:

    • Weight: 8.4 lbs
    • Lamp Dimension: 13" H x 7.75" Diam. 
    • Lampshade: 10.75" H x 14.25" Diam. 
    • Colors: Cream,Blue, Multi
    • Shape: Drum
    • Material: Ceramic, Cotton and Polystyrene
    • Shade: Cotton on polystyrene
    • Type: Spider fitting
    • Switch type: On/off line
    • Marked with artist's initials or trademark
    • Handmade item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
    • Takes one 60 or 40 watt bulb (not included)
    • UL certified
    • Made in Mexico

    Story Behind the Art:

    My main interest was always the rescue of traditional Majolica pottery. I was born in Morelia on September 27, 1939. My father was the sculptor Rodolfo González, with whom I worked and studied sculpture, metal casting and the lost wax process.

    In 1962, at the age of 23, I worked in the School of Arts and also the Instituto Allende in San Miguel de Allende. There, I set up a metal casting workshop for sculpture and it was used by both students and teachers. Later on, I founded a small ceramics workshop where I reproduced Jean Byron's designs in terracotta. However, my main interest was always the rescue of traditional Majolica pottery. I studied ceramics in Guanajuato, and this certainly let me see the need to rescue this lost craft, so representative of the region.

    It was through this interest that I met Hisato Murayama, a very well educated young Japanese man who was here studying Spanish, philosophy and Mexican history. He had a deep knowledge of ceramic techniques and lent me a number of books on Japanese art. He encouraged me to continue my studies in his country, and I received a two-year scholarship to study in Japan. While there, I not only learned new ceramic techniques, but I also met Toshiko, the woman who became my wife. 

    I first studied in Tokyo with the master Tsuji Seimei; he taught me the shigaraki technique. Then I moved to Bizen where I studied with Kei Fijiwara, who is considered a living national treasure. With him, I learned the technique known as Bizen-yaki. My last teachers were Kato Kobe and Kioske Fujiwara, who taught me the ten-Mocu, karatzu and Shino techniques. All of these are very ancient techniques, which require special effort and attention in the elaboration of ceramics.

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    Specs

    Features
    Material Ceramic, Cotton
    Switch Type On-Off Line Switch
    Bulb Wattage 40 W, 60 W
    Color Green, Off-White
    Height 23 in or more
    Lamp Type Standard
    Light Direction Downlight, Multi-directional
    Lighting Shade Color Off-White Shade
    Lighting Style Traditional
    Number of Lights 1 Light
    Product Features Handmade
    Shade Shape Drum
    Width 16 in or less
    Worldstock Worldstock
    Dimensions 7.75 In. X 14.25 In. X 24.5 In.
    Model Number 210000
    Country of Origin Mexico

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