A Kind of Magic
Light is an inspiration and it is always a discovery. It can change the mood in just seconds; both outside and inside.
The light seeping through the intricately carved wood and passing through thousands of holes can serve as dreamlike, romantic bedroom lighting as well as create a calm and peaceful mood in a home office or living room.
Regardless of the placement, the play of light and shadow is a feast for the eyes.
“Every production of an artist should be the expression of an adventure of his soul.” – W. Somerset Maugham
In the ages of mass production, I create its opposite.
Calabarte lamps are owned by people who value passion, unique craftsmanship and expect the best in life.
Each Calabarte lamp is absolutely one-of-a-kind piece of art.
A coincidence, one gourd fruit and a simple idea – “maybe I will create a lamp for myself?”
That was just the beginning of my journey to find my biggest passion which has started in 2009. The next steps were quitting my studies and a good job and travelling to Senegal for African gourds.
Drawing patterns with mathematical precision, carving with high-speed air turbine and dental bits, hand sanding a surface that is less than 1mm thick and drilling up to 30,000 holes – these are some of the steps in this complex process.
Currently, creating one lamp usually takes up to 4-6 months of work.
I would like to give you a piece of natural beauty in a form of a unique jewelry that I created. I want to share with you both my love for nature and my craft experience.
The harmonious combination of carefully dried plants enchanted inside the resin and the warmth and lightness of a precious wood makes every Calabarte earring a tiny piece of art.
Created for women who are aware of their true nature.
In the MAIN GALLERY, you will find full galleries and descriptions of my latest 7 lamps. However, I’ve been creating gourd lamps since 2009, so you can take a quick look at more of them in this gallery.