Since you are
interested in my site, you have probably worked with clay and
know how to make a container that is suitable to make a lamp base.
The bases shown here are made by "Aufbautechnik", i.e. you
form coils of clay which you pile up.
Here are some suggestions on how to prepare
the clay container to attach the electric appliance
to make it a lamp base.
1st. As long as the container is not
yet dry, pierce about 2 cm from the bottom a hole. The
hole itself is about 1 cm in diameter and leads the cable later
2nd. Form the top of the neck as a small
plate of about 6 cm in diameter and then make a hole of about
4 cm in the centre. Later you must glue the bulb socket in that
Maybe you are interested in these ideas
but you have never worked with clay before. If so, how about starting
a pottery course? And in the meantime why don't you look for some kind
of object you could take as a lamp base. It could be a
bottle, a ceramic vase or jar. Perhaps you want to buy
a lamps base.
When you found a base, you carefully
make a tiny hole with a rock drill and then gradually increase the diameter
as much as needed. Due to the heat involved the ceramic might crack,
and therefore you might want a specialist take care of that operation.
Perhaps you have got a used lamp
of which you would like to renew the shade. Here are some
practical suggestions how to achieve it.