Pressed Terracotta



Hand pressed three-tone Terracotta Lamp stained with Oxide powder designed by Lydia Hardwick.

Separate clays are rolled out flat; irregular blobs are torn off from each one and pressed into the inner wall of a thick plaster bowl mold. The bitty colours are evenly spread across the piece and baked at 1100oC.

The fired lamp has smooth external surface and a rough undulating interior with warm camouflage patterning. Hung low it becomes a decorative feature for a room.

Lydia Hardwick is a ceramic artist working across the fields of art and design.