Process: Prototyping the first lamp
• Update!
Details on our new website, blog and KICKSTARTER campaign coming soon!

Check here for updates on my progress designing and producing a fresh update of the mid-century modern table lamp.

Over the last few years, I developed a passion for table lamps from the 1950s and 60s. Their organic forms and the stark combination of ceramic and wood caught my eye. I was hooked.

I set about learning the skills needed to bring one to life and, in the process, developed an appreciation for the craftsmanship that went into making the original lamps. I feel that retaining this skill and artistry is essential as I make them for my own generation to enjoy.

Many thanks to my teachers and supporters:

Naidege Choplet • Choplet Studio
Robin Mierzwa and Mike Legget • Makeville
Jen Cotton
Jerry Harris • Pacific NW Woodturning Guild
Tim Kluge
Gordon Martz
Craig McCormick
Mimi Munirek •
Jason Perry • West Coast Wood Turnings
Matt Pierce •
Louise Myers • Rainbow Lampshades
Liz Schuster •
Shop People
Alyssa Zygmunt •

And all my friends at the Williamsburg Ceramic Center!

Shannon Guirl

Kira Luxon •
Daniel Cronin •

Lamp design ©s.guirl 2011
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