Earthenware with a long history, ceramic table lamps are attractive additions to residential and commercial rooms. These shaped-and-fired lights branched out from the process of pottery to create masterpieces that illuminate spaces. They are often hard and corrosion-resistant, but their brittleness makes them outstanding and stunning fragile beauties in any place.
Ceramic table lamps are your go-to lighting for a practical, classic, and decorative portable illumination. These lamps are made of various materials, from the traditional clay pottery to the mixed hybrid nonmetal modern materials. Partner subtle bright linen shades with thick brick-based lamp bases to uplift your living room’s atmosphere. Complete a timeless, sophisticated look with a graceful porcelain table lamp on your bedside space.
Whichever style you desire, there is a ceramic table lamp that you’ll love at Zest Lighting.
Ceramics is a general term for inorganic, nonmetallic materials moulded into various forms and cooked under prolonged heat and high temperatures. In other words, they’re not anything that once had life (wood, shell, fur, etc.), nor are they metals (iron, copper, silver, etc.).
With that clearer picture, one can deduce that ceramics encompasses many things. Still, when asked, “what is ceramics?” the most common answer that the general public would say is that it’s something related to “clay”. Hence, to further describe the characteristics of ceramics, we have grouped them under some categories; each is distinguished by the type of clay used for making these commodities:
Earthenware Clay: It’s the oldest type of clay, the primary material for ancient pottery and blasting. It’s a very plastic clay, easy to use and moulded into various shapes. The colours associated with earthenware clays are mainly on the warm side of the colour spectrum - brown, red, and orange, among many. Terracotta products are the most popular goods under this sub-category.
Stoneware Clay: From white to grey, stoneware clay products have several colours that mainly depend on the time, temperature, and firing process. This clay mainly contains kaolinite, with some quantities of mica and quartz, and is very easy to coat and decorate by glazing, painting, enamelling, etc. They are rugged and waterproof, much like stones are processed. Thus, they’re popular raw materials for tableware, and some online marketplaces sell this clay in bulk quantities.
Porcelain Clay: A famous material for classic dinnerware, porcelain clay is mainly mineral kaolin which mainly produces clean white products. Bone China, named after its colour and origin, is the most widespread and strongest type of porcelain clay in modern times. Clays with large amounts of kaolin, such as porcelain clay, are very difficult to work with. They are hard to shape compared to other clays and can easily shatter with unregulated firing. Hence, products made from porcelain clay tend to be more expensive and are only made by artisans with reputable experiences.
Ball Clay: This clay often produces white or light coloured products, as its main components are kaolin and quartz. They contain the smallest amount of mineral impurities among all clay types. After firing, ball clay goods tend to be slippery and smooth. Thus, they’re perfect materials for firing floor tiles and vases.
The earliest applications for ceramics are pottery and figurines. However, the most common applications of ceramics nowadays are tiles, bricks, and cement. They’re all over in homes and commercial spaces - kitchen wares, standing and hanging decorations, furniture, and even table lamps.
Ceramics is just one of the many materials creators use to make table lamps. There are still wooden table lamps, glass table lamps, crystal table lamps, and brass table lamps to choose from if you’re still undecided on what would be your next stunning lighting piece. Since that is the case, why insist on a table lamp made from ceramics? Here are some of the reasons why buyers want to purchase ceramic table lamps, and maybe you’ll get convinced too:
Ceramic table lamps are both functional and decorative commodities. When turned on, they are perfect ambient lighting in common areas and personal spaces. When turned off, they’re remarkable showpieces that elevate the mood and style of the room.
As they can be easily formed into different shapes and varnished with different finishes, ceramic table lamps can accommodate elements of numerous art styles - from elegant and aged vintage lighting to practical yet alluring contemporary lamp designs. Many ceramic table lamps in the market have innovative sculptural structures that diverge from the typical table lamp appearance, giving clients fresh new options for avant-garde interior illuminators.
Ceramics are made by exposing the material to high heat and fire. Hence, ceramic table lamps are one of the most heat-resistant lamps out in the market. No need to worry about possible heat-concerning issues in kitchens when using ceramic table lamps.
Ceramic table lamps illustrate a history. Many of these lamps are handmade, created by artisans and designers who poured years of honing their skills into each design piece. In fact, the process of making ceramic itself is both an art style and a historical record, with continued experimentation that started in the earliest days of pottery thousands of years ago in the history of mankind. Many buyers cherish the craft and are avid purchasers of ceramic table lamps.
Some Words of Advice
Typically, if you’re redecorating your space and already have a ceramic table lamp that caught your eye, see if it’s part of a designer lighting series. Many table lamps in our collection have a pendant light, a floor lamp, a wall light, a chandelier, and/or a desk lamp counterpart. Sometimes, even fanscan complement the colours and style of your chosen ceramic table lamp. Buying a whole lighting collection can unify the elements in your room, saving you time planning on balancing the mood of the space.
Regarding maintenance and cleaning, it’s best to wipe away dust and dirt from ceramic table lamps every week or two to prevent them from losing their lustre and charm. Deep cleaning can be done once or twice a year, depending on your preference. Remember to detach your ceramic table lamp from the socket before disassembling it for regular or deep cleaning. Also, the ceramic parts of your lamp can be cleaned by wiping or rinsing it with soapy water, but that’s not necessarily the most favourable method for cleaning components made from other materials (linen, fabric, metal, etc.). Hence, don’t just blindly wash and polish your ceramic table lamp - do research first, else you might regret soiling its beauty forever.
Lastly, a word of caution: ceramic table lamps are generally brittle and fragile. They can be easily broken by a simple accidental drop to the floor or a slight shove of a table. In addition, a sudden extreme change in temperature can also cause it to shatter, also known as thermal shock. Thus, always be careful when handling ceramic table lamps.
Zest Lighting invites you to browse our selection of ceramic table lamps that represent many art styles. Have a look at table lamps of plain coloured bases matched with bold, rich, and textured shades. We also have ceramic table lamps with unconventional shapes and intricate details that will introduce new topics to your conversations.
Please visit our blogif you need some advice and design inspirations, or contact us if you need further help. We also welcome you to personally collect your ceramic table lamp at our warehouse; schedule your appointment here.
Zest Lighting is an online lighting boutique whose mission is to offer our dearest customers the best in high-quality designer lighting at affordable prices. We look forward to sharing our zest for ceramic table lamps with you.