Potter Light by Bruce Rowe – was necessity the mother of invention?

History doesn’t relate to how the Potter Light came to be.

Potter Light in charcoal by Bruce Rowe (image by Scottie Cameron)

Potter Light in charcoal by Bruce Rowe (image by Scottie Cameron)

 

I like to imagine it was the result of architect and artist Bruce Rowe (of MAKE Architecture and Anchor Ceramics) trying to find the right light for a job…

And when he couldn’t, necessity became the mother of invention and he took a seat behind his potter’s wheel and created his own.

 

Glazed both inside and out - detail of the Potter Light by Bruce Rowe (image by Scottie Cameron)

Glazed both inside and out – detail of the Potter Light by Bruce Rowe (image by Scottie Cameron)

 

Whatever the reason behind them, I love the honesty and simple beauty of these hand thrown clay lights.

 

Potter Light in white by Bruce Rowe (image by Scottie Cameron)

Potter Light in white by Bruce Rowe (image by Scottie Cameron)

Striped Potter Light by Bruce Rowe (image by Scottie Cameron)

Striped Potter Light by Bruce Rowe (image by Scottie Cameron)

Potter Light in charcoal by Bruce Rowe (image by Scottie Cameron)

Potter Light in charcoal by Bruce Rowe (image by Scottie Cameron)

 

There is a magic to their form – no matter how subtle the differences, each piece is unique.

That for me is the beauty of the hand crafted and handmade.

With it comes more than just a light, you also get their own individual character to enhance your space…

 

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