CYLINDERS

Free-standing, thrown lit porcelain light sculpture 

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The inspiration for Cylinders originated many years ago. Margaret was staying in Osaka, in a dramatic skyscraper hotel from where she could look down onto the crowded city below. It was her first experience of a skyscraper. When back home in her studio she thought 'what will happen if I throw a lot of cylinders, all different heights, just as I had seen from the skyscraper?'. Margaret joined the cylinders together and found an ingenious way to disguise a light inside the structures. 

Dimensions - height: 200mm | diameter: 480mm 

Price: £6,000 | Excluding packing + shipping 

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WAVES

Thrown, re-formed and joined translucent porcelain lit wall sculpture 

The wall sculpture is wheel-thrown and fine porcelain bands are reformed and joined onto one flat circular band to form a single stable form which is fired to 1,300 degrees C.  A metal backing plate with electrical fittings supports Waves.

Dimensions - diameter: 500mm | depth: 140mm

Price: £2,975 | Excluding packing + shipping 

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WHIRLING DERVISH

Fine thrown porcelain light on a black thrown ceramic base 

The fine thrown porcelain is cut with a waving wire from the potter's wheel, twisted, turned and joined, so giving the sense of a whirling dervish. 

The black ceramic base holds the GU9 lamp holder and lamp

Dimensions - approx. height: 170mm | diameter: 130mm 

Price: £500 | Excluding packing + shipping

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CURLED LIGHT SCULPTURE

Free-standing thrown porcelain light on a black thrown ceramic base 

The thrown porcelain is cut, twisted and joined 

The black ceramic base holds the GU9 lamp holder and lamp

Height: 240mm

Price: £300 | Excluding packing + shipping  

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CHAMPAGNE FLOWERS

Free standing light sculpture 

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Thrown translucent porcelain cones by Margaret O'Rorke combined with hand woven steel with copper, wood, aluminium and LED lights by Sirkka Paikkari 

Created in collaboration with the Finnish art weaver, Sirkka Paikkari, Champagne Flowers is a unique illuminated architectural sculpture 

Height: 130cm 

Price: £6,500 | Excluding packing + shipping 

Maker bio: Sirkka Paikkari is an art weaver, cultural producer and inventor of the Loomster Weaving Device. She specialises in making large scale woven art pieces in steel, linen, porcelain and paper, incorporating optic fibres. For over 30 years Sirkka has created these art works from her studio in Finland, and with many of these produced in collaboration with other artists. 

Visit Loomster Studio on Instagram 

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Sirkka assembling Champagne Flowers in her studio 

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Sirkka and Margaret combining the first porcelain pieces 

ARROWHEAD CHANDELIER  

Cast porcelain chandelier with arrowhead lights

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Can be suspended in any number of arrowhead lights

In March 2017 the Arrowhead chandelier featured in the BBC2 programme, The Great Pottery Throwdown, series 2, programme 8

Price:

Seven light chandelier: £2,050 | Excluding packing + shipping 

Single pendant light: £295 each | Excluding packing + shipping  

Dimensions - length: 105mm | width: 300mm 

Supplied with light fitting, lamp and 240 volt GU9 lamp holder; lamp: Crompton LED G9 capsule 2.5W 2700K frosted 

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WOVEN LIGHT AND PORCELAIN

A double sided installation in woven steel, fibre optics and thrown porcelain 

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Woven Light and Porcelain on exhibition at the Kwum Museum, Fiskars, Finland | November 2019-September 2020

 

This was the first piece created with the Finnish art weaver, Sirkka Paikkari. The collaboration began in 2008 with Margaret's visit to Sirkka's studio in Helsinki where she was weaving a paper installation on her purpose built loomster weaving device. 

Height: 3m | Width: 0.8m | Depth: 0.16m 

Price: £24,500 | Excluding packing + shipping

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Sirkka working on a paper installation and Sirkka and Margaret work on ideas for their collaboration 

WOVEN LIGHT CHANDELIER 

Woven steel and fibre optic with thrown porcelain wings 

Created in collaboration with the Finnish art weaver, Sirkka Paikkari. Designed to hang in the stairwell at G W Sundmans 

restaurant, Helsinki, Finland. 

Price: £6,400 | Excluding packing + shipping 

VORTEX 1 

Lit porcelain chandelier in woven steel and light fibres 

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Following the creation of the first two chandeliers, Margaret and Sirkka decided to design porcelain pieces which could be lit from within. 

Dimensions - height: from the main hook of the circular frame to the lowest point of the woven steel, 135cm + 50cm to accommodate fibre optics; diameter: 50cm at the widest point

 

Price: £6,500 | Excluding packing + shipping  

VORTEX 2 

Lit porcelain chandelier in woven steel and light fibres 

Vortex 2 on exhibition in Watt's Up, held at Fondation Bernardaud, Limoges, France | June - November 2014 

Created in collaboration with the Finnish art weaver, Sirkka Paikkari 

Height: 4m 

Price: £35,000 | Excluding packing + shipping 

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BAMBOO LIGHT 

Cast porcelain 

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This light installation can be made from any number of porcelain bamboo pieces

Price on application | Excluding packing + shipping 

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WALL DISKS

Thrown porcelain back lit wall installation 

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Left: detail from a Wall Disk installation, right: Wall Disk installation at Louis Poulsen's showroom, Copenhagen, Denmark

An installation can be made from any number of individual Wall Disks 

Price on application | Excluding packing + shipping 

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SPACE DISKS 

Thrown porcelain backlit wall installation 

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An installation can be made from any number of individual Wall Disks 

Price on application | Excluding packing + shipping 

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CLOUD DISKS

Thrown porcelain backlit wall installation 

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Cloud Disk installation on display at the Milan Furniture Fair, 56th Edizione Salone del Mobili 

Cloud Disk installation at John Cullen Lighting, Kings Road, London 

An installation can be made from any number of individual Disks

 

Price on application | Excluding packing + shipping 

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Margaret's Cloud Disk installations were created in conjunction with Applelec Lighting and they feature the Applelec LED Light Sheet | Visit Applelec: www.appleleclighting.co.uk 

You can find out more about the collaboration and the project in an Applelec Lighting online article: LIGHT + SWIRLS  

SINGLE WALL DISK

Translucent thrown porcelain 

Diameter: 280mm

Mounted on hot rolled steel frame, measuring 810mm x 400mm x 25mm 

Lit by an LED sheet by designLED

Price: £1,100 | Excluding packing + shipping 

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SINGLE ANGEL WING

Translucent thrown porcelain 

Diameter: 290mm

Mounted on hot rolled steel frame, measuring 810mm x 400mm x 25mm 

Lit by an LED sheet by designLED 

Price: £2,800 | Excluding packing + shipping 

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