THE_SNAP_ASSEMBLY_DESIGN_PorceLume_lighting_05Melbourne architect and ceramicist Colin Hopkins draws on traditional Japanese techniques to produce a beautiful collection of minimal pendant lighting.

Using Australian clay and applying techniques learned whilst studying in Japan. Hopkins creates refined ultra thin pendants that emit a subtle porous opacity.

Having trained in architecture, a field which is his commercial practice, Hopikins strives to achieve a delicate translucency, achieved through a process involving intense heat.

THE_SNAP_ASSEMBLY_DESIGN_PorceLume_lighting_06Porcelume emerged in 2012, and was shotlisted in the Australian Craft Awards the following year.

Each work is a handcrafted one-off using Southern Ice Porcelain.

Watch this short video and be inspired by Colin’s process.

All images courtesy Porcelume –¬†