Description

Horse-nettle is a nasty weed that pops up in pastures and thrives because its sharp prickers keep any self-respecting beast from eating it.  I braved the prickers to press horse-nettle leaves into the surface of this lamp.  Glazed in moss celadon and accented with grouped clay “berries” in red, with iron oxide wash at base and rim.  The hexagonal shade, by Sue Johnson of Berkeley, CA, is made of light mica sheeting with decoupaged pepper tree leaves.  (This lamp would also work with a larger, octagonal shade and a taller harp–call me before ordering if you’d like to discuss that option).  20″ tall to the tip of the finial.  The shade, at the widest part of its base, is 18″.