Perfect Lamps from a Master Potter by

Issue 62 · Japonesque · March 4, 2013

Perfect Lamps from a Master Potter

Issue 62 · Japonesque · March 4, 2013

I've been finding myself mesmerized by the purity of Jeff Nimeh’s sculptural ceramic lamps; a clarity borne from many years of perfecting his craft on the potter’s wheel.

Ever since he discovered the potter’s wheel at the age of 18, while studying fine arts at the College of Wooster, Jeff Nimeh has been throwing. “Every ball of porcelain I take to the potter’s wheel is imbued with potential,” he says, “The throwing process is crucial; to the degree that I feel each piece I am attempting is going to impact my life, even if in a minor way.” Nimeh was based in New York for 14 years, but he has just relocated his studio to Kyoto, Japan (we predict interesting things to come); to see more, go to Jeff Nimeh; his pieces are available at BDDW in New York, Hollace Cluny in Toronto, and Twentieth in LA.

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Above: The lamps with matching shades have a monochromatic continuity; sizes range from 15 to 27 inches tall. Prices for the porcelain lamps range from $1,500 to $3,300; contact Jeff Nimeh for ordering information.

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Above: A white lamp with a black shade.

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Above: A black lamp with a white shade.

N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on April 24, 2012. Almost a year later, Nimeh still lives in Kyoto and is busy preparing for his first exhibition in Japan at the H2O Gallery.



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