Jeremy Cole is an award-winning ceramist, designing and creating collections of lighting inspired by nature. All his pieces are works of art, each handmade with intricate details. Every crafted ceramic plant is an expression of Jeremy Cole’s native New Zealand, known for its natural scenery and flora.
In 2004, a chance visit to London’s Tate Modern changed the course of his life. Inspired by the beauty of a near translucent ceramic vessel, Jeremy was motivated to explore the relationship between ceramics and light. The following day, he set out to understand and work with Bone china. Two months later he produced his first piece, the now iconic Aloe Blossom – and was invited to exhibit in Frankfurt.
His artistic philosophy rests on three pillars: Beauty, Elegance and Craftsmanship. In 2005 he opened his first ceramic studio in London allowing him to maintain control over quality and production by making each piece by hand. Creative triumphs offset ‘mad’ experimentation, and recognition of his brilliance grew worldwide.
Today, Jeremy Cole’s flora-inspired collections are appreciated the world over. His products are not only admired for both their contemporary style and timeless beauty, but also for the care and skill each handmade piece entails. Embracing traditional methods of production with his own modern flair, Jeremy Cole is proud to employ some of the world’s most skilled ceramic artists.
Fashion and jewelry houses, such as Bulgari, Harry Winston and Interior Designers such as Kelly Hoppen, are among the many who seek out his unique light-forms.
Pieces from his collections include the dramatic “White Flax”, consisting of 350 handcrafted ceramic leaves, specifically arranged for even light distribution, and the beautiful “Cymbidium Chandelier” made up of eight lit porcelain cymbidium stems. All his pieces push the limits of their medium.
Most recently, he has added to his collection the “Oriental Lily”, a sculptural light that elevates a room with its modern flair. The renowned ceramic artist developed the form of the Oriental Lily to evoke the depth and scope of the design by using light to emphasize the ceramic techniques.