ISSUE 40  |  Napa Valley Rustic

Lighting: 14-Percent Porcelain Pendant by Laura Strasser

October 03, 2011 8:33 PM

BY Izabella Simmons

German designer Laura Strasser cleverly takes advantage of clay's propensity to shrink during firing to create the 14-Percent Porcelain Pendant Lamp. During porcelain production, clay will shrink 13 to 16 percent, depending on the specific qualities of the clay (sometimes a challenge for artists). But Strasser has created a series of pendants, each 14 percent smaller than the next, by using her original pendant as the mold for the next one down. There are a total of nine pendants, which can be hung individually or as a stunning cluster. For information on pricing and availability, go to Studio Laura Strasser.