Here it is: the lamp for the shelf next to the fireplace mosque mural
in the Turkey villa (see yesterday's post).
It is made in three pieces: the bottom cylinder, the top onion dome, and the surrounding wall. I have also shown my sketch book where I worked out the construction details but... when I tried to fit the lamp inside the hollow, I discovered that I had made the onion dome a millimetre too small (shrunk in the kiln) so I could not fit the lamp tube inside. I'll have to make it again!
Ceramics details: all three made in stoneware.
WALL- covered in brown slip with detail scratched out (scraffito) around openings. After biscuit firing, sprayed with earthenware shiny transparent glaze. Then fired.
DOME & CYLINDER- after biscuit firing, lightly sponged with red iron oxide, then lightly sprayed with shiny white glaze before firing. I wanted bits of light brown (the red oxide) to show through - how much will depend on how thinly the glaze is sprayed: the thicker, the less brown will show. You can see that the onion dome has been sprayed more thinly than the cylinder. This is tricky!