Our Finishes

We custom produce our lamps to order. We can often create and ship lamps within a few days and have some styles assembled and ready to ship. For certain designs we have a longer lead time 6-8 weeks) as we need to custom turn each wood component to match the fired ceramic form. If you have a specific timeline for receiving your lamps please contact us at info@stoneandsawyer.com or 888 502 2800 so that we can best meet your timing needs.

We chose mid-fire stoneware because of its durability and the exceptional range of glaze character. We produce in small batches, each kiln load with its own set of subtle details, color variations, and character. This artisanal process makes each lamp unique. We carefully match pairs so that they partner well together. 

Glazes

Fossil Gray 

We achieve our new Fossil Gray glaze by applying multiple glazes in sequence and carefully firing to achieve the subtle finish. The result can yeild vertical striation reminiscent of a Scandinavian Hare's Fur glaze but also more even speckled surfaces. The range is shown below.

Obsidian 

Obsidian is a rich black satin glaze with a beautiful, subtle crystaline texture.

Anthracite 

Our Anthracite glaze has a metallic almost black finish. We apply it over our two custom surface treatments, Carved and Bouclé which yeilds a luxurious pooling finish as the glaze begins to run down the surface of the vessels.

White Quartz 

White Quartz has a subtle crackle and an almost crystaline egg shell quality.

Charcoal 

Our Charcoal is a rich dark gray with a subtle hint of sage. Our treatment of the top of each lamp body with our Charcoal glaze yields a beautiful range of textures and draping qualities.  

Pigeon 

Pigeon is a beautiful rich celadon/gray with a rich glossy surface. The top break of cylindrical forms and the base of some vessel forms yields a warm honey color before easing into the celadon of the main glaze body. Each firing offers a subtle range of detail from solid color through to lightly speckled patterns. We match pairs and multiples within an order.

Special surface finishes

We have three custom surface treatments. Our hand carved Canyon finish in Obsidian is available on any of our cylindrical forms - Porter, Heyward, Baxter, Holly, Gainsborough, Hancock and Stinson. The horizontal carving evokes eroded rock formations. Our BouclĂ© and Carved finishes are available on the Miller, Lancaster and Laurel. Each one of a kind hand carved vessel is glazed in our rich Anthracite glaze.

Wood

We offer three wood finishes, Walnut, a rich Ebonized Walnut and White Oak. All of our locally milled wood parts are meticulously turned and finished. We seal each piece carefully to ensure that we preserve the character of each wood component.Our White Oak has an even, consistent grain and our Walnut exhibits a rich and wide range of grain pattern and tone making each lamp unique. We match the wood components when shipping pairs or multiple lamp orders.

Metal

We use the finest metal hardware on our lamps. Every solid brass component is carefully hand finished in two finishes, satin brass and a rich solid matte blackened brass.

Lampshades

Our lampshades are produced by hand by a family owned company. Every lampshade is crafted in Cream and Natural linen. The Natural linen has a warm heathered gray appearance and the Cream is a warm creamy white. We match the metal hardware on our shades to the hardware on the lamp.