ALISSA COE "PORCELAIN + BRASS TABLE LAMPS" 2013
Alissa Coe originally trained as an industrial designer. After graduating from the Ontario School of Art & Design, along with Carly Waito, she founded the Coe and Waito studio.
Between 2005 and 2009 the studio produced several collections of objects and functional tabletop pieces.
Simultaneously the duo was creating one-off sculptural pieces and installations in ceramics.
Each of their successive projects challenged the conventions of both material, specifically porcelain, and the traditional methods of production, such as mold making and slip casting.
While the duo has stopped producing collections, Alissa Coe continues to take on large-scale projects. In less than a decade, Coe has become renowned in Canada for her serene yet boldly innovative accomplishments in porcelain.
Most recently she was commissioned by YabuPushelberg to create an installation, inspired by dandelions, for Toronto's new Four Seasons hotel. Pictured below.
In the summer of 2013, Coe will work alongside Shary Boyle for her installation at the Canadian Pavilion at the Venice Bienale.
Caviar20 is excited to introduce Coe's "Porcelain + Brass Table Lamps"
While the forms epitomize minimalism, the production is a grand affair.
Porcelain is typically an impenetrable white.
In order to achieve the lamp's porcelain shades' remarkable translucency, the "slip" (or porcelain paste) required is cruelly fickle.
Coe typically needs to produce upwards of five examples before achieving a porcelain shade that meets her standards.
The results are an accomplishment in precision and beauty.
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Porcelain and solid brass
12.25"H 5"W (Circle)
12.25"H 4.75"W (Square)
Sold as a pair