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Ancestral Oil Lamp #2

Ancestral Oil Lamp #2


Oil lamp based on prehistoric lamps found in France – very simple design – I made one as a test and it works nicely.  The lamp comes with one wick (more can be purchased online) or you can make your own using plants fibers/cordage. I make my own wick using mugwort leaves.

Dip the wick in oil and place as per the photo. It may smoke a bit for a few seconds then it will stop smoking.


This is a decorative pottery although it can be used, I would not leave unattended as there are no safety features.


Transparent glaze


Wild clay from Southern California (Valyermo). The collected clay is reduced into powder using my stone grinder (Molcajete) then water is added to reach the right consistency and make the clay workable.


Hand build


Fired 3 times at cone 03 (2014 °F – 1100 °C) using my electric kiln.



Diameter: 3.5 inches (8 cm)

Height: 1.5 inches (4 cm)

Weight: 4.125 ounces (120 gr)



Don't forget to read the section about pottery care.




Shipping Information: I use USPS Priority mail for shipping within the US and USPS Priority International mail for international customers. Packages go out three to seven business days from the day of purchase.


Priority mail takes two to five days to deliver in the US. International orders may take much longer to arrive.


Refunds will be offered if the item is damaged during shipment. Send me and email and photos clearly indicating the extent of damage to the box, packing materials, and item.


Either a full refund, exchange, or store credit in the same amount will be made.




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