Handmade ceramic lamp inspired by Edward Weston’s shell photographs and shell fragments the artist, Kassandra Thatcher, found on the beaches of Montauk.
- Kozo paper shade
- Lamp measures 6” wide and 19.5” from the base to the top of the shade
Kassandra has been working within sculptural mediums — from clay to plaster to language — for the past 10 years. Inspired by the curvature of the female body and the space where limbs meet, Kassandra creates sculptural works and lamps born out of the abstraction of those shapes. The exploration of these transitional surfaces and joints creates a static gesture: an articulation of spatial relations between time, volume, light, and shadow. Mary collaborated with Kassandra to create one-of-a-kind lamp bases inspired by Edward Weston’s photographs of shells. In examining the photographer’s still-life work, Kassandra explored the process of intricately folding clay upon itself to produce organic and corporeal forms.
Kassandra graduated from Bard in 2016 with a concentration in the written arts. She currently lives and works between Los Angeles and New York City.