You don’t need expert advice to know how important lighting is to a room. Beyond the utility of illuminating work areas, a beautiful fixture can set the mood and be a statement piece. Across Rhode Island, makers (many with RISD ties) have studios, small factories, and showrooms where they’re busy hand-making lamps and more sure to infuse spaces with artisan appeal.
1. Glass Pendant Light by Providence Art Glass
Made in Cumberland
The award-winning fine arts duo of Rebecca Zhukov and Terence Dubreuil founded Providence Art Glass in 2006. Luminaries and glassware are made to order, and all types of customizations are always welcome. Staying true to their handmade pledge, every item is custom crafted in their Blackstone Valley factory. ProvidenceArtGlass.com
2. Large Incense Tripod by Hwang Bishop
Made in Warren
Saturated glazes, vibrant hues, and organic shapes have made Hwang Bishop a source for bespoke lighting for over 20 years. Founder Felicia Hwang and her team of ceramic artists handcraft each piece to order in a line that includes lighting and furniture in over 40 standard finishes and customization options.
3. Plant Lamp by Peter Pots Pottery
Made in West Kingston
Oliver and Elizabeth Greene founded their business when they were students at RISD. Seventy-five years later, they still follow a process that begins with a sketch for their hand-crafted line. They blend their own stoneware clay and formulate their own glass resulting in works that are both durable and lustrous.
4. Somerset Table Lamp by O&G Studio
Made in Warren
O&G Studio was founded by Sara Ossana and Jonathan Glatt, two friends who met as grad students at RISD. Renowned for their hand-built Windsor chairs, O&G’s growing portfolio includes a range of furniture types in signature finishes, decorative accents, hardware, and lighting, all built in their Warren factory.
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