Beautiful cone shaped table lamp in glazed ceramic with abstract motifs and different colors.
Signed under the foot “A Kostanda, Vallauris”
Alexandre Kostanda – Born in 1921-2017
Alexandre Kostanda is a weel-known French ceramist.
He was initiated in the atelier of Louis Giraud, in the village of Vallauris, a town known for its pottery tradition.
After the Second World War he taught pottery in the region of Burgundy and became the teacher of the four founders of the Accolay ceramic ateliers.
In 1949, Kostanda returned to Vallauris to take over the direction of his former teacher’atelier, Louis Giraud.
Four years later, he opens his own workshop in Vallauris.
His ceramics are known for mixing Vallauris clay and sandstone from Cluny, which withstands higher firing temperatures.
His designs are often made in colors close to the natural shade of the clay and his motifs are floral or abstract, often painted by his mother, Irène, a former decorator of “au Ripolin” and Giraud.
Kostanda’s style is characterized by the balance of proportions and the delicacy of his craftmanship.
Ceramic Table Lamp by Alexandre Kostanda
Height: 23.63 in (60 cm)
Diameter: 5.12 in (13 cm)