We currently only ship our handmade ceramic lamps to Denmark. You are also welcome to pick up your lamp at CRD studio in Copenhagen. Feel free to contact us at email@example.com for any inquiries you might have and for shipping options outside of Denmark and we can work out a price for you. We look forward to hearing from you!
The making of Raku ware was initiated during the Momoyama period (1573-1615) by a potter named Sasaki Chojiro. Chojiro came under the patronage of the tea master Sen-No-Rikyu (1522-1591), who asked him to create bowls that would match the aesthetics of wabicha, the highly ritualized Japanese green tea ceremony. From that collaboration, Raku ware came into existence.
Traditional Raku pottery is also known to have been used by the Zen Buddhist masters who liked its simple naturalness. Raku means ‘pleasure’ or ‘enjoyment.’ The Western version of raku was developed in the 20th century by studio potters. Typically wares are fired at a high temperature, and after removing pieces from the kiln, the wares are placed in an open-air container filled with combustible material.
Cathrine Raben Davidsen is a Danish artist known for her ceramics, painting, drawings and textiles. Drawing inspiration from history, mythology and personal memory, her highly intimate pieces are marked by their strong narratives, vibrant use of colour and delicate craftsmanship. Her methods are defined by her deep interest in the material, and she varies her process each time - from firings to glazes, materials and techniques. With influences from Pre-Columbian terracotta works and ancient Japanese craft traditions, including special glazing techniques and raku firing, her ceramics offer a particular emphasis on simple formal expression and the beauty of the imperfect.
Cathrine Raben Davidsen ́s design philosophy is to preserve the inherent qualities of the given material. All of our ceramic products are handmade and one of a kind. Some of the lampshades are custom-made and some are hand-painted. Varying glaze thickness, slight difference in size, irregularities and subtle colour and texture variations should be expected in a handmade product. These variations, rather than being ‘imperfect’ or ‘flawed’, provide unique qualities inherent in handmade ceramics. Whilst every effort is made to ensure ac- curate representation of product colours, finishes and dimensions, CRD studio reserves the right to alter these details without notice, in compliance with its own production needs, technological changes or in response to the current market needs. Colour swatches are for reference only; CRD studio cannot guarantee exact colour match for any product finishes. All light fixtures have CE marking compliance and the fittings are made to suit each individual piece. Maximum wattage: 60W.