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Lamp making with a Lighting Designer

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 12 reviews.London, United Kingdom

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Experience hosted by Alkesh

2 hours
Includes food, drinks, equipment
Up to 2 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Decorative lighting is the jewellery to every home. Light-Wallah presents you with the opportunity to learn how to create a unique personalised table light made from handmade terracotta pottery.

These characterful lamps provide a warm ambience ideal for projecting spots of charm to enhance any space.

With this experience you will not only learn the processes of lighting design but also about the pottery craft of India and how your participation in the workshop will have a positive impact to their industry!

A brief introduction to the project (while you enjoy a warm chai) should have you inspired to make your own personalised lamp. You'll jump right into making, starting with exploring the materials, colours, electrical fittings and overall structure of your light. After exploring and choosing your final designs you will carefully start to create your light. Practice your making skills by learning how to accurately mark, drill, file and assemble. You will also learn how to use specialist electrical tools to safely create a low voltage circuit with the universal USB connection (compatible in all countries).
Decorative lighting is the jewellery to every home. Light-Wallah presents you with the opportunity to learn how to create a unique personalised table light made from handmade terracotta pottery.

These characterful lamps provide a warm ambience ideal for projecting spots of charm to enhance any space.

With this experience you will not only learn the processes of lighting design but also about the pottery craft of India and…

Alkesh's commitment to safety

This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines – including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Food
    Indian savoury snacks and others.
  • Drinks
    Chai (tea)- The Indian way!
    Organic teas
    Espresso coffee
    Fil...
  • Equipment
    Box to keep your lamp safe
From ₹4,853
/ person
Thu, 29 Oct
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
₹4,853 per person
₹4,853 per person
Fri, 30 Oct
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
₹4,853 per person
₹4,853 per person
Sat, 31 Oct
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
₹4,853 per person
₹4,853 per person

Meet your host, Alkesh

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 12 Reviews
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I'm a British-Indian Designer, Artist and Innovator who explores new potentials of processes and materials into lighting designs.

I completed a Master of Arts Degree from the Royal College of Art, School of Materials in 2011 where I developed a new material made solely from waste orange peel. I have been practicing as a Designer Maker for over 10 years, having initially trained as a Silversmith. Lighting has always been an integral part of my practice, I have a sensitive approach with connecting materials and processes into lighting design.

I thrive from sharing my skills and and knowledge with others. I currently teach at the Royal College of Art and previously at other established UK universities and local communities and schools.
I'm a British-Indian Designer, Artist and Innovator who explores new potentials of processes and materials into lighting designs.

I completed a Master of Arts Degree from the Royal College of Art, School of Materials in 2011 where I developed a new material made solely from waste orange peel. I have been practicing as a Designer Maker for over 10 years, having initially trained as a Silversmith. Lighting has always been an integral part of my practice, I have a sensitive approach with…
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Where you'll be

*STUDIO IS LARGE ENOUGH TO APPLY SOCIAL DISTANCING MEASURES*
The workshop will take place in my cosy studio located in a charming private estate within in the affluent residential area of Fulham. The estate boasts other creative practices such as Furniture/Cabinet makers, Art restorers, Upholsterers, Artist/Sculptors and many more.
The nearest underground station to Sulivan Enterprise Centre is Parsons Green Tube Station, about 12 a minute walk

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 12 reviews.

Nikhita
February 2020
This was a wonderful experience. Alks and Georgina were caring and engaging. They shared personal stories and really made us feel welcome. We have left making new friends and now have a wonderful terra-cotta light. I will be back to attend yoga lessons in the studio.
This was a wonderful experience. Alks and Georgina were caring and engaging. They shared personal stories and really made us feel welcome. We have left making new friends and now h…
Seema
January 2020
Oh what a fun experience ! Had such a great time making a unique lamp. It was personalised and chilled out experience and I learned a lot. Thanks guys
Friedrich
January 2020
Alkesh’s lamp workshop is magical. His workspace is spacious and well equipped and he will walk you through the individual steps of making your very own lamp made out of terra-cotta chai pots. You get to choose your own design and personalization. He is a fun storyteller and makes great chai.
Alkesh’s lamp workshop is magical. His workspace is spacious and well equipped and he will walk you through the individual steps of making your very own lamp made out of terra-cott…
Katie
December 2019
We went to the lamp making class this week and Emily and I both left with the most delightful little lamps - we were delighted with them and it was great to do the whole process of creating them. The venue was so nice and Alkesh very warm- I would really recommend it
We went to the lamp making class this week and Emily and I both left with the most delightful little lamps - we were delighted with them and it was great to do the whole process of…
Brian
December 2019
This was truly an amazing experience that makes you slow down from your usual busy life and enjoy making something you can be proud of. My partner's words were: Such a fantastic evening. Loved the lamp making, a very special and memorable experience. Such lovely people.
This was truly an amazing experience that makes you slow down from your usual busy life and enjoy making something you can be proud of. My partner's words were: Such a fantastic ev…
Marie
October 2019
If you want to spend a good time in an inspiring and delicious atmosphère of an artist’s Studio , you are really in the good place ! The artist is absolutely nice and interesting , and the lamp that you will create with him is really charming and well-designed ! Enjoy the expérience with him !!!!
If you want to spend a good time in an inspiring and delicious atmosphère of an artist’s Studio , you are really in the good place ! The artist is absolutely nice and interesting…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 2 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

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What to bring

Feel free to bring your own alcoholic beverages

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