Handmade Ceramic 'Queen of Diamonds' Table Lamp (Mexico)

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ITEM# 14010727
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    ITEM#: 14010727

    This handmade creation is offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic. Crafted by hand of barro bruñido (burnished clay), this elegant lamp comes from Mexico's Garcia Ochoa Family. Diamond motifs in black and white emulate masterpieces of colonial pottery. Once glazed with natural oxides, the clay is burnished by hand with a smooth stone.

    Product Features:

    • Weight: 12.7 lbs
    • Lamp base: 14.5" H x 7.75" Diam.
    • Lampshade: 14.25" H x 14.25" Diam.
    • Total height: 27.5" H
    • Colors: Brown, White
    • Shape: Drum
    • Material: Ceramic, Cotton and Polystyrene
    • Number of lights: One
    • Signed by the artist
    • Handmade item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
    • Takes one 60 watt bulb (not included)
    • UL certified
    • Made in Mexico

    Story Behind the Art:

    Each of one our ceramics has its own personality, as each requires many hours of work to bring it into being. Hello, I'm Israel García Ochoa. Our work was born of the desire to create something different in clay. It was my mother who began this project and who designs the majority of our pieces. We set up our workshop with the idea of offering a dignified job to people with physical handicaps. At the same time, we want to rescue the traditional technique known as barro bruñido, or burnished clay.

    We first shape the piece, either on a potter's wheel or using molds. Once dry, we prepare it so the surface will be glossy, working while the clay is still slightly damp. Then, with a compass, we mark the areas to be incised. Once the design is perfectly laid out, we add colors derived from different earth oxides. To finish it, we burnish it, forcing the color into the piece. For a shiny finish, we polish the clay with stone, while metal gives it a matte finish. The piece is allowed to thoroughly dry, and then fired. Our work of integrating the color with the clay and firing a piece only once results in a very resistant item.

    This kind of work requires a great deal of time and patience, as the pieces are generally small and include motifs such as the Virgin Mary, or crosses. Our designs are derived from the Mexican baroque tradition as well as contemporary styles. By combining a time-honored technique with our own passion for art, we achieve decorative pieces that are innovative and original. Each of one our ceramics has its own personality, as each requires many hours of work to bring it into being.

    Please allow 10 business days for the product to leave our warehouse and to receive tracking information. You should expect to receive this item within 15 business days.


    Material Ceramic
    Bulb Wattage 60 W
    Color Brown, White
    Light Direction Multi-directional, Uplight
    Lighting Style Modern & Contemporary, Traditional
    Number of Lights 1 Light
    Product Features Handmade, UL Listed
    Worldstock Worldstock
    Dimensions 4.0 In. X 14.25 In. X 27.5 In.
    Model Number 172607
    Country of Origin Mexico
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      I rated this "excellent" because it's a beautiful lamp. But unfortunately it arrived without the bracket needed to attach the shade, and so it can't be used. Overstock was unable to provide the bracket so I had no choice to but to return the lamp. Apparently it was the last one in stock so I am still looking for the right lamp for my living room.

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      This lamp is so unique. Great colors. It arrived in good time and packed so well. Just the touch I needed for my southwest/lodge style vacation home.

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