EXHIBITION TIMES: 14 – 24 MAR, 10AM–6PM DAILY
Melbourne-based ceramicist and lighting designer Claire Lehmann industrialises porcelain in her lighting installation at Elk Little Collins. Operating as Studio Lehmann, Claire is influenced by non-domestic objects whose design is purely functional and unmediated for human touch, such as plumbing, air-conditioning, heating and wiring. Claire takes cues from industry to shape the finest domesticated material; porcelain. Claire’s ceramic lighting also stems from an obsession with luminosity, shape, texture, process, weight and material tolerance; she uses Bone China which is one of the finest, ‘purest’ and most luminous ceramic materials, but also the hardest to work with.