Replace plastic and metal with natural materials: ceramic translucent pottery
September 24, 2009 § 10 Comments
I am in a constant quest of renewable and green materials to craft different objects around the house but thus far I haven’t been able to imagine a good material for lamp shades. Usual materials are glass (too energy intensive, difficult to work with even in recycled state), plastic (not eco-frienly, petroleum-based product) and metal (energy-intensive, opaque). One could use wood timber or some sort of thick paper for translucency but my interest has been sparked by liz emtage ceramics, pottery made by heat treated ceramic clay in combination with paper. Paper burns leaving a delicate translucent structure perfect for creating a warm light if used as a shade for a lamp.